Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
I have attempted to commit suicide as well as had a family member and a friend commit suicide. You just called me and those people weak. To me that is ridiculing it.
That's fine you don't think it is a good solution. Neither do I. But try and be a bit less judgmental in your thoughts. Or at least more tactful about them.
To start off - the reason I said it is weak is because someone at the beginning said it is not weak, it is brave. I believe the total opposite. As I said, I have sympathy
for anyone who has dealt with suicide, attempted suicide, or even thought of suicide, because really who hasn't? But that doesn't mean that I can't say a person is being weak when they decide there is something so bad that they need to end their life over it.
I didn't mean to offend you, but don't think that I wouldn't say the same thing to my best friend. I have a few experiences with suicide and attempted suicide, but I most remember being about 17 and reading one of my mom's diaries about how she had a specific tree picked out on the side of the road and someday she was going to crash into it. Her biggest problem was her own self esteem. When you have three kids and a husband who love you, to me that's weak. I'm not some person who doesn't understand it and is just talking down on people with bad lives. I have a cousin who was my best friend who I found out was raped for four years of her life by her babysitter and also her oldest brother. She came to me and finally told me when we were 18. Then she talked about suicide. You know what I told her? That if she committed suicide she would be letting them get the best of her and yes, I said it would be weak. What makes you strong is overcoming adversity.
Me saying weak doesn't mean I'm saying 'bad person' or something along those lines. I'm saying they gave up, decided they couldn't fight the battle anymore. To me that doesn't make them strong.