how should we react to the idea of suicide?


When I was in my early 20s, my mother told me she wanted to kill herself when she reached the age of 70.

She was completely calm as she explained her decision. By contrast I sat on the floor of my flat, shaking.

Ignoring my distress, my mother continued to discuss her plan to commit suicide in 20 years’ time, before she reached ‘old age’. She explained she would eat wisely, exercise daily, and take her blood-pressure medication. She would do her best to maintain good health and good spirits until the final moment. Then she would take her life.

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Categories: Ethics and Morality, My Personal Philosophy of Life | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “how should we react to the idea of suicide?

  1. And did she do it?

  2. The Griper

    she overdosed herself in a hotel room

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