Yeah but I am nosey can you forward them to me lolz
"This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "no.""- Rorschach
Post by bflickchick on Mar 10, 2009 17:33:13 GMT -5
I deleted my respose about the documentary "The Bridge" because after re-reading it I realize that it discredited the feelings it gave the person that watched it. I have no personal experience with suicides, only patients that have attempted suicide and because of my experiences I am biased and feel that people that commit or attempt to commit suicide are selfish because of the damage they leave behind.
One of my best friends cleaned up after her brother blew off his head with a shotgun. That is a suxbalz experience, no doubt.
My useful experience with suicide comes from trying to pull people back from the edge in the ER. My advice on suicide is always "Don't drink lye. There are much, much better ways!"
Suicide is a very difficult topic. It leaves wounds in the living that weep like the Fisher King's, never to be stopped. Most modern folk , and even more postmodern folk, have considered suicide as an alternative at some point. For me, the rejection of suicide is one of the events marked on the timeline of my life in bold. Commiting, ultimately, to the belief that the world would not be better off without me is both ultimately egotistical and the engine that drives my smile. Life is suffering, Rejoice! And pass the wine this way! Mrs. Shreck, the grinning Goth, laughing my way to a hopefully very far away grave.
I don't know what the experiences are of those who are on this board with suicide. Death comes for everyone, but I hope that no one here is thinking of sending the invitation sooner than is absolutely necessary. There is such a thing as a good death and may that be for us all. Amen.