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It's actually the coward's way out

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by PopeADope, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I thought my willingness and desire to die Young was motivated by courage and fearlessness.

    I'm thinking it actually might be motivated by cowardice. Living a full life span and just living in general takes a lot more courage than dying in my opinion.

    Not sure why it took me till now to realize that.
     
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    AT-AT Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Life can be hard for me too. I want to live it for sure, but can say there were times when I said, "I hope I don't live to be 100."
     
  3. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Once we die, after one generation we will be completely forgotten for the rest of eternity... Nobody will care who we were.

    ...Might as well smell the flowers and love one another while we can.
     
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    AT-AT Well-Known Member

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    You have to look at the bright side too. What if upon giving up your life, you are taken to an annoying afterlife, like if you starred in a long-running television series with Patricia Heaton that wasn't the classic that was Everybody Loves Raymond?
     
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    And even more-so to live it honestly and soberly, and with dignity.
     
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    PureX Veteran Member

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    Every human is unique, and yet we are all much alike, too. Everything that is unique about me can be found in others, to varying degrees. And they, in me. So we never really just vanish from existence. We live on as a part of the uniqueness of others, just as those who came before us are now living on, in us.

    Personally, I love the uniqueness of us, but I understand, I think, why it can't go on forever.
     
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    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    Some do get legacies that live on for centuries later. All will be eventually forgotten, but even in obscure sources some have their name and work carried on while some revive their memory.
     
  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    The way I look at it, I'm in no rush today to die. I'm in no rush today to keep living.

    I learned that a bit after my heart attack and my diagnosis with coronary artery disease.
     
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    Sisyphus was happy
     
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    David T Well-Known Member
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    Pope there are too many fun ways to die that practiced one discovers living is amazing. Riding motorcycles constantly reminds me of this.
     
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    I know from reading some of your past posts that in many ways life has not been kind to you. So I think you are taking the high road in your willingness to face it down. Whether you think so or not, you contribute, not just here on the forum, but to society.
     
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    Hi PaD, none of us want to get old but as we get older our perception of what is old changes. I've been lucky in my life... never gone hungry, always had a roof over my head, survived cancer twice, have a wonderful daughter and wife so I can't really relate to your life but you seem like a decent person and hope things improve for you. If I could offer one piece of advice it would be lighten up a little and enjoy being alive.
     
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    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    I think as kids, we all have moments where living fast and dying young seems appealing or glamorised. But that’s just youthful brashness and naivety.
    It does take a lot of courage to live life, especially if life has handed you nothing but lemons.
    Though suicide does take some overcoming of innate survival instinct.
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    I don't know, with a name like that he probably had a lot of baggage left over from grade school.
     
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    I believe Johnny Cash wrote a song about that
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    I have this theory that we're just destined to go through certain things, and you can't get out of it. If you try to avoid having to deal with something by cutting your life short, you're just going to wake up somewhere else (or maybe in the same place at an earlier time) and have to deal with it there ( you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave).

    So we might as well just get it over with and deal with whatever we're suppose to deal with this time around.
     
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    Like Groundhog Day
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Exactly.
     
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    Firemorphic Activist Membrane

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    That books a favorite of mine, well in that area.
     
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  20. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Speaking as someone who knows what the metal of his pistol taste like. Pulling the trigger is not an easy thing. Not that I condone suicide. But it's not as easy as some people think, certainly not a cowards way out.

    That being said, suicide is selfish though.

    All it does is take the pain from the person committing suicide, then transferring that pain to everyone around them instead. Oddly enough that was my main reasoning for not pulling the trigger. I didn't think it was fair to thrust my pain on to eveyone else around me. So instead I keep my pain inside me where it belongs, and I bear it.
     
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