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Post Reply Is it wrong to make a suicide joke? (Read first post)
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Posted 9/12/16 , edited 9/12/16
I've done terrible things in my past and have since made appropriate changes to my life. I can now joke about how terrible I was and it's met with a laugh. And on more serious notes, when younger people start making similar decisions as I made, I can speak to them from a position of understanding and "having been there", and the advice I give has a much deeper impact.
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Posted 9/12/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

Na, dark humor is like a kid with cancer.

It never gets old.

You are completely fine.


Ya killin' me
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Posted 9/13/16
Speaking from experience I historically made more suicide jokes ( and dark humour in general ) the closer I got to suicide.

I'm not sure what that says about suicide jokes.
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Posted 9/13/16
You're allowed to joke about anything you want to. Your audience might not like it so some awareness if you're going with a pre-planned joke is never a bad thing.

Using humour as a way to cope with things and explore events seems to be one of the design points, along with social bonding so the more the merrier.

So go ahead knock yourself out, joke about what you like. Not everyone will find it funny, but those guys are not your audience so to hell with them.
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Posted 9/13/16 , edited 9/13/16

stars201 wrote:

I hope I die soon


Same.
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As stated above everyone takes humor differently. I personally find myself engaging in a bit of dark humor at times, and for those who don't really know me it sometimes surprises them.

It truly does depend on who is listening, but there is nothing wrong with joking as long as it comes from a feeling of laughter and not despair or hatred etc.

During my college days me and my roommates would joke that if they got me a hot wheels toy (cause i didn't have a car, and they stated if we get you a car you have to commit suicide so we can get a free pass for the semester) that i i would commit suicide. Of course us and our friends around us knew it wasn't literal and always found it funny, though i could see someone getting angry and ruining the fun of the joke by saying it's not cool to joke around like that.
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Posted 9/13/16
You have the freedom to say what you please according to the 1st amendment.

But from my experience, the only ones laughing about it are those who have yet to have someone close to them do it.
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Posted 9/14/16
That's more of a cultural question as every culture/society has their own interpretation of the deceased,
Generally speaking, there are many societies/cultures that believe it to be morally wrong to speak ill of the dead.
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Posted 9/14/16

cZomb wrote:

That's more of a cultural question as every culture/society has their own interpretation of the deceased,
Generally speaking, there are many societies/cultures that believe it to be morally wrong to speak ill of the dead.


You are correct about that. However, she was asking if it was wrong to make a suicide joke in general, and the example that she gave in her opening post was a joke she made about doing it herself, not about someone who was already dead. So therefore, I think she's asking for opinions on if someone is feeling that way, if it's all right to make a joke about it or not.
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Posted 9/14/16
Making a suicide joke is not inherently wrong. However, I do personally find it to be in bad taste, and due to my Aspergers, I sometimes have trouble telling if a joke like that is really a joke or serious (especially if it's something that written on the internet. I'm usually better on telling the difference between a joke and serious if it's told out loud, though that depends on how it's delivered). So go ahead and make those jokes if you want, but be aware of your audience. And don't be surprised if someone takes a joke like that seriously and tells you to go to counseling.
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