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Some countries do have archaic laws against suicide but I've yet to hear of anyone these days being prosecuted for attempting suicide.
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What's people going to do? Bring you to jail if you kill yourself?
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Everyone has a right to suicide
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Well, everyone was born to this world against their will, so yes people, no matter the age, has the right to die. It is wrong to take away personal autonomy of a person who didn't choose to be born.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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So, should we have the right to die? Is it really selfish to want to die? Who do we really live for in this world? What are your thoughts on this?


Enjoy!!!


No, the reason is the same as suicide. Life is precious, ALL life. To do this is to play God, and play at deciding life and death. It is NEVER okay.


My issue with the argument of playing God is this: What gives God the right to "Play God"? I mean, why should his will matter more than a human's?


Anyway, my answer to the question is that yes, we should have the right to choose life or death at will
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Having the right is pointless. If you want to die, you can do so and there's nobody on the entire Earth that is able to stop you.


Out of all the replies I've read, yours makes the most sense.The right to die is arbitrary. If you choose death, how do they punish you? You're dead.

Posted 8/26/16
Again, this isn't a question about morals, but about consequence. Whenever someone dies in society, there's a minor decline in the mental health of citizens, and I'm not just talking about the people closest to the deceased, or the people close to the ones having to experience the loss, but everyone in the country, even everyone across the globe. I mean, this decrease in mental health becomes more insignificant the farther away from the deceased one gets, but it's still in effect, however minor that effect might be. It's not to say that one person dying is the sole factor to why anything happens, but that it is a factor none the less. All of which is a detriment to the economy, albeit indirectly-- it's there. And, what could possibly be more important to a country than its economy, and the welfare of its citizens, whom make the economy possible?

If this was a question about morals, however, it would be in favor of those who have to suffer-- not from loss, but from living.
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"For all of human existence, death has been a communistic sort of event, but from now on, death would be earned through hard work and productivity, not just as a handout for every resource-sucking freeloader on the street. ’If you want to die,’ the Council said, ‘you will have to achieve death yourself. Not everyone gets to die, and that’s just how it will be.’"
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Someone I know just committed suicide today so I have been thinking endlessly about it since I'd heard the news. It's pointless to debate whether someone has the right to kill themselves because they are going to do it if they really want to. Even morally it's a grey area. In the end, it's their life not ours. The reasons behind suicide are so deeply personal that you cannot say definitively whether it is right or wrong. As most people have said, people suffering from a true medical condition are understandably given a pass.

Mental illness is not so easy, in most cultures, to sympathize with. However, they often suffer significantly and describe their minds as a kind of living hell. It is always better to get help but sometimes it is difficult to see through the pain and suffering- whether physical or mental- and think past the present moment or how this might affect others. In fact, they might kill themselves to ease a burden from their family and friends. To say they are selfish is true but it is also selfish to force them to live in pain or in a life they don't even want. I think for this issue, there is no "right" answer. We can only be there for them, give them healthier options, and accept their decision whatever it might be.
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saksiss wrote:

Having the right is pointless. If you want to die, you can do so and there's nobody on the entire Earth that is able to stop you.


Out of all the replies I've read, yours makes the most sense.The right to die is arbitrary. If you choose death, how do they punish you? You're dead.



A lot insurance companies don't dole out insurance if you die, except perhaps in cases where suicide in terminal illness in countries allow it.

If you commit suicide, despite having a terminal illness, in said countries that don't allow it, it can be a lengthy legal battle. Not sure.
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Ive always wanted to die stealing a really fast car, running from the cops and then crashing into a bus full of nuns.
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Ive always wanted to die stealing a really fast car, running from the cops and then crashing into a bus full of nuns.


Don't make a Habit out of it.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


So, should we have the right to die? Is it really selfish to want to die? Who do we really live for in this world? What are your thoughts on this?


Enjoy!!!


No, the reason is the same as suicide. Life is precious, ALL life. To do this is to play God, and play at deciding life and death. It is NEVER okay.


My issue with the argument of playing God is this: What gives God the right to "Play God"? I mean, why should his will matter more than a human's?


Anyway, my answer to the question is that yes, we should have the right to choose life or death at will


Pretty pointless to quote someone who nuked though.
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What's people going to do? Bring you to jail if you kill yourself?


long ago failed suiciders used to be jailed in some places.
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