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Do you believe it is a selfish act to talk someone out of committing suicide?

  • If they wish to die.

    It is selfish to try and talk someone out of suicide, because if life is so terrible for the person that they wish for death, your asking them not to is purely because you want them to live. Living would have no benefit for them at this point, so your emotional attachment is apparently good enough reason for them to continue suffering in the mind of those who try and talk people out of suicide.

  • If they wish to die.

    It is selfish to try and talk someone out of suicide, because if life is so terrible for the person that they wish for death, your asking them not to is purely because you want them to live. Living would have no benefit for them at this point, so your emotional attachment is apparently good enough reason for them to continue suffering in the mind of those who try and talk people out of suicide.

  • No, it's not.

    No, it is not at all a selfish act to talk someone out of committing suicide. In most cases, the person later says that they are glad that they didn't go through with their suicide if they change their mind or they are glad that they didn't die if they survive. Things can and usually do get better for people.

  • No It's Not

    I do not believe it is a selfish act to talk someone out of committing suicide. People may have very selfish reasons for talking someone out of suicide but in the end I think it should be seen as a helpful act, regardless of the reasoning behind it. Talking someone out of suicide is a very humanistic act.

  • I do not believe it is a selfish act to talk someone out of committing suicide.

    It is not in any way selfish to talk someone out of committing suicide. If someone is seriously contemplating suicide, they are in a very depressed, dark mental state and are completely overwhelmed with things going on at that moment. They just need to be able to see that there is hope for the future.

  • No, suicide is something that can be reasoned out of.

    While it may be selfish to try to talk someone out of committing suicide for your own reasons, to say so broadly that trying to convince someone not to end their own life is selfish is outlandish. Holding this opinion is akin to thinking talking someone out of committing murder as being a selfish deed.

  • No, it is an act of kindness.

    No, it is not selfish to talk someone out of committing suicide. Many people attempt suicide in the heat of the moment and do not actually want to die. It is an act of kindness for others to stop what they are doing to try and help a suicidal individual, and it is not likely that they do so for any benefit to themselves.


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