It is a gross violation of personal autonomy to keep someone alive against his/her will. One has the right to give up their rights voluntarily, therefore one has the right to give up his right to life voluntarily. You have no idea the level of sheer torment some people endure. Since it is better never to have been born (check out David Benatar, Pete Singer, et. al's arguments in favor of antinatalism) because of the suffering that invariably awaits a potential person, it also follows that there might come a point in an individual's life where life is no longer worth continuing. That is a personal decision and nobody (not even the state) has a right to intervene. The "grief" family, friends, employers, etc. will have to endure is irrelevant. The only person we have any responsibility to look after, and ultimately live for/serve, is ourselves.
Surely if a woman has the right to make a decision on another's life, I should have the right to decide on my own life.
I am 67 y.O. And having a great retirement. I am financially secure (if there is such a thing). I am happily married for 40+ years. I have no children. I certainly don't see myself taking my own life as long as my wife is alive, but should she die before me and my health should slip to where I have no chance of returning to a healthy state and I have become a burden, I'm ready to go.
My life has been so much more than I ever expected it could be. I would rather quit while I'm ahead.
How could a merciful God or society ever blame me for that?
We put down sick or old ANIMALS all the time. Cats, dogs, gerbils... You name it. Why are we able to decide their fate and not our own? I think there could be a system in place where if we are considering suicide or desperately need help or whatever~ there should be therapy/rehab/wards. Attempt to get said person help and also talk with their families/friends/work/school about it. Maybe it could be averted~ but ultimately if they still want to commit they would have the right and families/friends/the person in question could make their goodbyes and whatnot before doing so. It would soften the blow instead of an 'unexpected' suicide. And the assisted suicide comes into play in the form of something that would put you down such as we would an animal.
TL;DR Attempt to get the person help before suicide but ultimately they should be allowed to choose.
Suicide in my opinion is right because, sometimes the pain becomes unbearable. There is too much holding us down, we are in utter isolation, we have fallen in dispair there is no other path left for us....... The only one left for us, is death we no longer want to, nor need to live.
People commit suicide for many reasons, and people are clueless when someone actually takes it. Many people take the life simply because of the fact that they have nothing to live for. People out there don't know what they went through, how they suffered that they want to end everything. Not everyone has been in their situation. For example: your family has been killed in an accident and the were the only people that you ever loved. Now you don't have anyone left to share your joys with or to who you can properly express your feelings. Would they want to live the rest of their life like this? I don't think so, they certainly would rather end their life now than live the next 20 or 30 years in depression and misery. What is the point of having a life if you don't get anything good out of it? It is better not to have a life than have miserable one.
Some people say "Why would you kill yourself living is amazing" Well not for everybody, people need to think about other people for a change and not themselves. What about a guy with cancer or somebody who is 100% paralyzed? Do you think they should stay alive with lots of pain? Everybody is different and there are more homeless people and people who can't get help. Life is amazing but it's also amazing that we can end it if we chose to do so. Peace.
If someone truly wants to kill themselves, they will. Why would you want to make it to where they have to suffer unnecessary pain to do it? That is just cruel. Until we can fix suicide ideation and depression, it is a more merciful outcome. Not to mention the liberty and rights issue. You're telling someone they can't kill themselves is like telling someone they can't drink and drive, even though yes they very well damn can. That's the problem with just making rules for what people can and can't do. If you truly want to change their behavior, give them a compelling reason to change it, like always having a ride through public transportation to not have to risk drinking and driving. While some still would choose to do it, an enormous amount of people would be taken off the road who drive all the time and still never enter into an accident.
Life is considered a divine gift. Well, That is true for most people, but not for everybody. There are certain situations that affect somebody so badly that life becomes a burden, a curse. An accident victim might be left paralyzed, in a vegetable state for the rest of his life. Should not he be permitted to make an end to his sufferings ?
Certain illness or accident can make life an endless torture. The victims must be given the chance to end life in such cases. IT IS OUR MORAL DUTY TO RELIVE THE PATIENT FROM THEIR INCURABLE SUFFERINGS. ONLY SADISTS CAN DENY THIS RIGHT TO DEATH. I THINK THEY ENJOY WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE SUFFER.
If you're arguing that suicide will hurt the people around the victim:
Why would a person commit suicide in the first place? Their view of the world and state of mind is affected by the actions of the people around them and in the long run affects their decision to commit suicide. So since they don't want their loved one to die they should have been more conscious of their actions and the victim's state of mind. You might argue that you didn't notice or you didn't mean it and you would have helped if you knew, but then again back to my previous point. And saying things like that won't help because the victim is already dead. Of course, I'm not saying that you should blame yourself, just that the victim's decision was affected by all factors involved, which include media, environment, etc.
As a conclusion, we can't help these people unless we fix society.
There are times when life truly is unbearable. Yes. We've all heard the argument that its a "permanent solution to a temporary problem". But that's not necessarily the case in every case. Some people truly have or are facing agonizing problems a of permanent nature and that there is no other way to escape from except by dying. I would also point out that temporary can still be a Reeeeally reeeeally long time.
It's not our right to force an innocent person to suffer in agony and despair. To deny someone, who is suffering in a deep and permanent (or at least long term) way, the death that they choose and that would be an end to their agony is to force them to suffer. If we do not have the right to force them to suffer, then it must follow that they have the right to NOT suffer, even if that means not living.
You came into this world because God sent you down here. He loves you no matter what. Don't get too caught up in trying to be perfect. The only person on this planet that's perfect is the Lord himself. Don't commit suicide, prevent it. Going through things is how life is. It's not going to get any easier; it'll be okay. Trust me, I go through bullying at school, and at home. So yea, don't commit, prevent.
If suicide is a right, then someone who interferes with suicide is a rights transgressor. It sounds absurd to me to say that someone has a duty to not interfere with a suicide. Rights entail duties from others. I need to make the word count and I don't have anything else to say.
God is the only one who gives life and he is the only one who has the right to take it away. Life belongs to God. It is never our place to take our own life or someone else's life. If you don't believe this, read it in THE HOLY BIBLE for yourself.
How dare you take your life when there are others fighting for theres! Suicidal people are cowards! I say let them die, if thery're going to be so stupid.
Taking a life is wrong even if it is your own. You cause much hardship for those left behind when you commit suicide.
Human beings have an obligation to more than just themselves. They have an obligation to their family, friends, and society. Nobody wants to have to clean up after you just because you decided you were bored with your life. There's a saying that "death is the survivor's affair". A person's death will cause much more trauma ultimately to those that were close to said person, as they will be the ones that have to experience the grief and loss of their loved one.
Having been there, and studying abnormal psychology now, I see that suicide is usually thought of or even committed under a highly emotional state of mind. It's said that 90% of suicides are associated with treatable mental illnesses or high stress rates. Therefore, people in their "right" (couldn't find a better word) state of mind won't get through with it.
Been there. Glad I was saved. I still don't have answers to so many questions but I've changed in that I value life. I transform my depression and sadness now to energy to help others. That gives me a reason to continue onward and I feel a purpose. We all have a purpose. If you kill yourself, you're not completing the plan that was your unique mission and reason for coming here. I also believe that if you end your own life, you'll have to pick up exactly where you left off on the next life to learn the lessons that were intended for you. So as hard as it still gets for me. Feeling like a total outsider, not fitting in, with no apparent answers, I carry on and seek all lessons I'm meant to learn. Carry on as well friends.
Maybe you are a victim of discrimination, but if you kill yourself I do not know, when you are young, you are losing time to create a family, to know what will happen next. We have to keep alive because is necessary know how the story will finish. Everybody has a purpose in this life, you only have to find yours :D
Humans have one life. Humans are dominate of the world. Humans can fight through anything and anyone, with the right help. I am honestly extremely upset by the reviews of yes. Humans are humans, and we all make mistakes, even the best of us do, trust me(; if you are reading this, and thinking of committing suicide, I love you. Please, do not take your life. By taking your life, you are taking others as well even if you may not believe me! What I mean by that is even if you think everybody hates the living guts out of you and even if you started a huge rumor and everyone hates you or maybe you sent that sext, people will forget. Trust me, been their done that. Or maybe this is something a lot more serious, like committing a heinous crime, or you stole from the bank or something of the sort. Don't do anything even more stupid, please. By taking your life, it may solve the problem but if you believe, whoever you believe in and what you believe in (religious) do you want to go to hell or heaven? I know that if you are second thinking this, you probably don't believe in hell or heaven. Believe. Don't take your life. God gave it to you because you belong on this earth, he set you up with these tough obstacles because he knows you can do it. Don't give up so easily. Now stop reading this and get out and life and amazing life. Remember, there are so many people you can lean on like; counselors, life coaches, mental health specialists, family, friends, and I could go on and on, but I wont because I want you to think about what I have said. Life is what you make it.