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Don't live for others, live for yourself... - February 11th 2012, 02:43 AM

"Don't live for others, live for yourself"
Why do people that say this dismiss suicide? Aren't we just doing what they're saying? It is a choice that we are making for ourselves.

"Don't do it for there are others that care about you."
But you just told me not to live for others!



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Re: Don't live for others, live for yourself... - February 11th 2012, 02:50 AM

Never really noticed that before, does give food for thought.
   
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Re: Don't live for others, live for yourself... - February 11th 2012, 03:20 AM

I know I've said that before, but I've never seen it as dismissing suicide. What I've always meant by it is to do what makes you happy, instead of trying to please everyone else with your actions. You're right - suicide is a choice and it's not one that we can make for anyone else. I'm definitely going to re-think using those words now.


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Re: Don't live for others, live for yourself... - February 11th 2012, 04:10 AM

I see that as a right and wrong thing. I usually say that when people tell me they want to change themselves so they can be as pretty as other girls or whatever. Thats when I say don't live for other people, live for yourself. Don't become what they want you to be. Im a huge believer in being your own person. But when it comes to suicide and stuff, I tell people live for the people in your life but also for yourself. People in your life love you and need you. You should stay for them but you should also live because you deserve to live.


   
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