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People that are a burden on others

Codero99
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4/29/2015 5:53:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Imagine that you have a loved one (or even a friend) that is destroying their own lives and the lives of everyone around them with drugs or whatever and starts turning into a grotesque freak . The person refuses to get help of any kind . This person is also a major financial drain on their family. Their family starts to despise them. Suddenly that person dies. Is that person's death a good thing? If that person was your loved would you be relieved at their death?
Mhykiel
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4/29/2015 10:03:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 5:53:31 PM, Codero99 wrote:
Imagine that you have a loved one (or even a friend) that is destroying their own lives and the lives of everyone around them with drugs or whatever and starts turning into a grotesque freak . The person refuses to get help of any kind . This person is also a major financial drain on their family. Their family starts to despise them. Suddenly that person dies. Is that person's death a good thing?

It's a bad thing for the person dying.

If that person was your loved would you be relieved at their death?

It's okay to feel relieved, angry, sorrow, happiness, longing, ect...

Death of a loved one has a tendency to invoke a lot of different kinds of emotions, from the same person.
Garbanza
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4/30/2015 12:04:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 5:53:31 PM, Codero99 wrote:
Imagine that you have a loved one (or even a friend) that is destroying their own lives and the lives of everyone around them with drugs or whatever and starts turning into a grotesque freak . The person refuses to get help of any kind . This person is also a major financial drain on their family. Their family starts to despise them. Suddenly that person dies. Is that person's death a good thing? If that person was your loved would you be relieved at their death?

No, of course not. I think it would be even worse if they died when things were going badly because it would be unresolved and you'd feel responsible.
People aren't just one point in time or one circumstance. If someone you love dies you don't just lose their current self but all their future selves. And if they die in bad circumstances all your memories are tainted. Even if there are some elements of relief in how someone feels it would be nothing compared with the profound and overwhelming badness of it.