.....how will you know you are dead? I know it's a philosophical point, but contemplation of that question leads me, as one who has carefully considered suicide (see earlier posts) to a pro-living answer. Put it this way. Is there is a hereafter, in any sense, then self-murder can only bring you more trouble, more bad karma to deal with. You were given a role to play - you cheated and opted out early. If there isn't an afterlife, then as you will no longer be conscious, you cannot be aware that you are dead. Bit of a headf*ck I know, but it's just meant as a pause for thought. Whatever our beliefs or the ultimate 'truth', isn't it better to let nature take it's course in the same way it did when you came into this world?