You and I think, feel or believe it does. But does it really? Do you know anyone who has done it and come back to life to tell you? Many say the following: 'I don't have / can't find any reasons to live' 'This pain will only or truly end when I...' After many years of thinking about why people (including myself) find suicide to be the most suitable (easy or convenient) solution to any kind of pain that they think or feel is unbearable even for one day or an hour, etc, I realised something. It has something to do with what we believe death to be like. We believe death to be the complete end of any kind of human emotion or sensation. But relief from pain is a kind of human emotion or sensation that can happen only if you are alive, isn't it? Why is one so sure one can 'feel' relief when one is dead? Or that mental or emotional pain will indeed stop after death? Let me ask you something: is the state of sleeping the same as being comatose? Both are definitely not the same. A coma patient does not have normal sleep/wake cycles. He or she wakes up when the body or maybe God decides that it is time to do so. No doctor can give any guarantees on the exact time period, for there will always be exceptions to any known cases. Since coma means unable to be aroused or disturbed by any kind of vigorous or painful stimulation, I suspect that most of us actually or subconsciously want to become a coma patient than a suicide seeker. But given normal circumstances, people would want to or maybe want to convince themselves to keep a coma patient alive. Loved ones especially. Will a will end this painful dilemma for loved ones? I don't know. But if the law allows, I would make a will that helps soften or reduce the moral dilemma or emotional pain for the living, loved ones or medical professionals. Another thing that leads people to seek suicide as the only solution can partly be attributed to the lack of religious belief or holding onto a misinterpreted one. Most established world religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, etc) if not all, forbid or firmly discourages the taking of lives and that includes the taking of one's life. Teachings from these religions state or drop serious hints that the ability to feel pain or joy of any kind is NOT lost at all even after death. As a side-note, Buddhism in particular explains this with more details in comparison and in an almost completely different point of view (feel free to pm me if you are interested or curious). I am sort of like a free-thinker interested in world religions and particularly became more interested in their teachings since I started feeling lousy about myself and about the state of events around the world. End of random thoughts for today. See you later.