I feel like an awful person for thinking suicide isn’t so bad. I know that this is an unpopular opinion.
Yes, it’s tragic when it happens. I’ve lost friends to suicide and it hurts. I feel bad for the people affected.
But it really pisses me off when people look down upon people for committing suicide, or even just feeling suicidal, saying that it’s selfish
To an extent, yes, it is selfish. It’s selfish to hurt the people you love by taking your own life.
But isn’t it more selfish to ask someone to stay in a life and body and world that they are so unhappy in? If someone wants to kill themselves, I mean REALLY kill themselves- because there’s a difference in actually wanting to and just attempting it or saying you want to die for attention (THAT pisses me off the most)- anyway, if a person really wants to die, truly wants to jump off a bridge or slice their wrists or swallow a bottle of pills, there must be something pretty fucking awful going on in their life or in their head.
It’s more selfish to ask someone to stick around in a place where they’re so unhappy just to spare yourself the pain of losing them, than it is to kill yourself.
I’m not going to kill myself. But if I ever said I wanted to and I was completely serious (which if I was I probably wouldn’t even tell anyone) and someone said I was selfish, this is what I would tell them.
wanting to die isn’t so bad when you already feel dead