Might sound extremely retarded, but I would rather suffer through the torments of hell than lose my concious. I cannot fathom not being able to think, not having knowledge of my own non-existence...this frightens me to no avail. Imagine not even knowing that you don't exist...which is something that nobody can imagine. Ever. Even in an REM state you process information, but non-existence is a complete and utter void, the total depletion of the self. With all the technological advances, immediate comfort, and self-gratification of this era we should be fairly (if not immensely) content. Maybe it's because we have everything easy we are more painfully aware of the Self because of lack of incentive and appreciation? Is it boredom? The amish are rarely suicidal, they don't consider suicide and they live fairly happy lives. Maybe this is because they don't have the luxuries that we have and they aren't part of a society that encourages the futile pursuit of self-gratification. They toil day after day and lose themselves in the process, they experience flow. They are able to blissfully forget themselves in their work, and as a result the rewards of their work (food, leisure- things that we have and take for granted) taste sweeter. I personally think that if everyone reverted back to the primitive way of life (that of the amish) then suicide and suicide ideation would decrease dramatically. People would be a lot more happier and content with themselves. Of course, this isn't possible with America or any other developed nation but maybe one day it will be.