This is by no means pro-suicide but none of us asked to be born and the journey through a human's life stages is both profoundly rewarding and unspeakably agonizing. Even the people who will never have reason to come to this forum are at the mercy of a human's vulnerabilities- physical and psychiatric illnesses, stress, disease, loss/grief, disillusionment, humiliation, the the eventual physical and cognitive decline late in life and an all to common exit in prolonged demeaning circumstances. I was born and now I'm stuck here though sometimes I am experiencing a quality of life that doesn't give me enough reason to use the word "stuck". I was raised Roman Catholic but, unfortunately, (and especially for my own emotional well being) I no longer have any religious faith so I don't have the uniquely human experience of staying in the game if only because it is "His" will. I really don't have a consistent opinion one way or the other. I do think planet Earth would be much better off without humanity because of the cruelty we commit on so many of it's vulnerable, unintelligent creatures and the environmental damage caused even at the very least by providing food and shelter for our species. The majority of the struggling people here probably wish they were never born- I wish I hadn't and I would not have children even if I could competently and compassionately raise them. I am terribly sorry if this this post was harmful or depressing- I felt I needed to hear opinions on whether you believe the human lifespan and experience is, all considered, worthwhile?