Some thoughts on Ending one’s lifeDecember 7, 2012
Don’t worry, readers: we aren’t going anywhere.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR MENTION OF SUICIDE!
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I just finished reading a post by ama about how a doctor said “you are an incompleter” when talking about failed suicide attempts made by the aforementioned blogger. As if completing suicide were some kind of honor that was better than failing to complete it? What an idiot that doctor was!
Alas, the post I was referring to in the beginning no longer exists. The user took down their blog some time ago. This post was actually started a couple of years ago (at least).
Suicide is one of those things that is best left unfinished (meaning someone finds you before you can do it) Or even better, not started at all. I talked to a friend about this topic a while ago, and said friend may well take issue with this post. We don’t agree on everything, which is perfectly okay with us.
We are of the collective opinion that suicide is very hurtful to family members left behind. ( not that my sisters cannot think for themselves. They came to the same conclusion as I did, by different paths.)
However, we are well aware that not everyone is so fortunate, blessed (for fellow Christians) or whatever word you want to use, to be born into a healthy, functional (no major violence or drug or alcohol problems or major trouble with the law-nothing to do with functioning levels) loving family.
But OUR experience is of being born into a loving family; therefore we are not really qualified to talk about other kinds of family experience in first person narrative as if we are living it. This experience is what has shaped our view of suicide, as a most unfortunate final act. We have no intention, with this post, to disparage anyone who has family experience different than our own, or who happens to view suicide differently than we do.
This post was initially inspired many months ago by reading a post we referenced in the opening sentences.
No one should have the misfortune of being called an incompleter by xyr doctor due to a failed suicide attempt.
The original title for this was “Incompleter My Arse” but when I wrote more it just went in a different direction. Which has been the case for many of our recent posts since they were begun many months ago and possibly by another author(either Athena or Andrea)