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Old 06-12-2018, 10:12 PM   #31
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This one is still sticking with me really badly. It brings back terrible memories and I know all too well what it will do to his mother, child, family members, and all those who personally loved him. The trauma of his choice will be a life sentence for them.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:52 AM   #32
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This one is still sticking with me really badly. It brings back terrible memories and I know all too well what it will do to his mother, child, family members, and all those who personally loved him. The trauma of his choice will be a life sentence for them.
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook.

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I saw someone share this quote from David Foster Wallace. He died from suicide in 2008. I had never heard this analogy before. As someone who has never struggled with suicidal thoughts, it helps me understand the pain endured and decisions made.

“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
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