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Suicide out of curiosity? - November 3rd 2012, 01:42 AM

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I live a pretty normal life. I'm in college, getting good grades (may be going to uni next year), have fairly wealthy parents, some friends and so on. Nothing out of the ordinary. I've got a few troubles but nothing major. Just a really boring life.

Anyway, recently I've been thinking about suicide. What actually happens after you die? I'm a naturally curious person (it's what led to me cutting, no depression, just curiosity) and it's a question that I've been obsessing over lately. I mean, if I died, I wouldn't actually realise it because wherever I'd be afterwards (even nothingness), I wouldn't be able to remember killing myself due to my brain/memories going with me. I'm assuming it'd be like waking up from a dream or something. So anyway, that line of thinking eliminates the fear of the pain of doing it, as, whilst it'd be pretty painful for a while, it wouldn't last forever. I think I could do it. It'd be over and done with and it'd be as if nothing ever happened. Saying stuff like "What would your family think/feel?!" is pointless because after I'd die, I wouldn't know/be able to remember them or anything else. Of course, this is all assuming that I don't fail, but I'm smart enough to prevent that from happening.

Heck, I could 'wake up' as a totally different person. With friends, in a different country, speaking a different language, part of a different culture or a multitude of other things. I could be an entirely different being, maybe one with powers of some kind. Maybe as part of a different world. Maybe a game world or something? I don't know, but whatever it is is bound to be better than what I'm experiencing at the moment.

TL;DR - I'm extremely bored with my life and am considering suicide. I know how I'd do it and I'd be able to go through with it without the possibility of failure.

So yeah, that's my little rant/story thing. I'm not sure what I'm expecting in terms of responses, probably just wanted to share my thoughts. Huh.
   
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Re: Suicide out of curiosity? - November 3rd 2012, 02:35 AM

The point of curiosity is to learn or know something. In killing yourself you are neither learning nor knowing anything, you're ending the possibility of learning or knowing anything. In fact, if you're a curious person would it not be in your best interest to not kill yourself, thereby giving yourself more opportunities to further explore other curiosities you may acquire later on in life? Wouldn't killing yourself be counterproductive as a curious person, as you'd be limiting the amount of knowledge or learning you could do?
You seem like a smart person, so logically you and I both know that killing yourself doesn't fulfill any real curiosity. And if you're still bound on doing it, I suggest you seek professional help as I would be worried that there is in fact something going on that you may not be aware about or want to admit.

Nobody kills themselves out of curiosity. It's human nature to want to live and anything beyond that is not in normal functioning.


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Re: Suicide out of curiosity? - November 3rd 2012, 11:17 AM

Human beings use the concept of surivival of he fittest, we want to survive by instinct. Sure, I've attempted and I wanted to die, but I'm bottom of the food chain. I agree with Richard, killing yourself is counterproductive. PLus, who knows what is on the other side? It might be heaven and hell but you wouldn't remember your "experiment", you'd just be like, what happened? It's not like you can go back to the drawing boards, create a dozen theories and test it and find which one is right because you'd be dead. I'm sorry, but killing yourself out of meger curiousity is just a tad bit stupid, I'm not dissing you or anything, it's obvious you are a smart person, but seriously, killing yourself on the grounds of curiousity -shakes head- don't add to the list of suicides.

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