Suicide Solution



I'm about to take up a position which is going to be
deamed by some, if not all, as a terrible stand to take. As a
matter of fact, if anyone were to agree with me on ths subject,
I'd be surprsed. For you see, rather than arguing from the
postion of suicide being an unjustified and inane way to
die, I shall argue the other point. That being suicide does have
its merits.

Before you people start screaming, hear my case out. Most
people argue that nothing justifies the taking of someone's life.
Yet what makes life so valuable? Why do people cling to it so?
All we consist of is a bunch of carbon atoms, bound together to
form an exoskeleton, organs, and tissue. In this light, there
really is not much to life. Out of the 5 billion who inhabit the
planet, very few of them shall emerge to be true world leaders.
The rest will just lead a mediocre life of work and little play.

The taking of ones life can be argued from a populistic
view as well. It makes little sense to preserve life in an over
populated world. True, one less person here on there will not
make a large dent. Yet if everyone who attempts or had attempted
suicide were not stopped, the impact would be noticed.

Another popular argument for stoppers, people who want to
prevent suicide, is that nothing can be bad enough. Yet how do
they know this? They do not have to put up with the same stuff
the suicide victim does everyday. How could they possibly know
what the potential suicide victim feels. Just as a severely
burned victim may wish to be allowed to die in peace, the suicide
victim wishes the same. To die in peace with no argument from
others.

The argument of "look at the people you will hurt" also
does not hold. Imidiate family members will be the only ones to
suffer any great pain. Friends will go on with thier lives and in
time forget about the death. Imidiate family too will forget the
loss in time. Although it will take most considerably longer for
them than it will for friends.

Finaly, the argument of suicide being selfish is hard to
grasp. Selfish in whose eyes? Certainly not the eyes of the
victim. To them, they consider it selfish of others to try and
preserve their life. Again, the argument of the stoppers don't
know what the victim has to go through. They are not the ones
enduring the pain.

Religious people also crop up into the debate. Catholics
claim that for someone to committ suicide sneds their soul
straight to Hell. In many religions, suicide is considered taboo.
However why is this so? Why should it be looked upon as
disgraceful, when some religions claim death the be the reward
for people after their time on earth is done.

Suicide is an issue which should be examined at by all
angles. Not just from the angle that it is "wrong". End of
debate. Rather it should be looked at from the point of view that
"yes" for some people, they should be allowed to die in peace.