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Odd Reasons for Suicide

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by Jackson, May 7, 2007.

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  1. Jackson

    Jackson Guest

    I read about an elderly couple in India(I think) that committed suicide together because of the death of their beloved pet.

    Has anyone heard of any other odd reasons for suicide?
  2. sadsong

    sadsong Staff Alumni

    I think it's hard to judge someone elses reasons for suicide. Surely if they feel bad enough to want to end their life then their reason is valid enough and therefore not odd?
  3. i agree with sadsong, i dont think the above example you mentioned was odd atall, it proberly felt like suicide was the only option for the people involved.
  4. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Jackson meant to say odd in the sense of "unusual?" After all, people don't usually kill themselves after a pet passes away.

    The two founders of Greek Stoicism supposedly killed themselves for odd, err, unusual reasons. Zeno <Mod Edit: Abacus21-method>
    Though these two stories may have been made up by their enemies.
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  5. Stew3

    Stew3 Active Member

    I think the <Mod Edit: Abacus21-refers to edited part of post>
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  6. Jackson

    Jackson Guest

    Yeah, I'm not saying their reason wasn't valid. Whatever makes someone kill him/herself ought to be taken seriously. Like gmork said, just something that makes you think twice or wonder...part of the unusual minority of reasons.
  7. Jackson

    Jackson Guest

    Several people supposedly committing suicide because of Orson Welle's story of alien invasion.
  8. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    A pet can become a part of a family or someone's best friend. Would it seem so odd if it was a human they were grieving over eg. a child? I agree with sadsong.
  9. Jackson

    Jackson Guest

    I meant odd as in extremely rare or completely unique. Sorry, poor choice of vocabulary...
  10. ybt

    ybt Guest

    i don't really care, but this is in the wrong section... the suicide forum is if you're actually suicidal
  11. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    This thread is being moved to the Soap Box, as it's more of a discussion.
  12. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Commiting suicide over the death of a beloved pet doesn't seem at all odd/rare/unusual/unique to me. I love my animals, especially my dogs, and don't know how I'll be able to handle their eventual deaths. I doubt I"ll kill myself over it, but I can understand how someone could feel so deeply to do that.

  13. lebigmac

    lebigmac Well-Known Member

    Back when Tomagotchi was really big, I heard about a boy who killed himself because his "pet" had died.
  14. Ruby

    Ruby Well-Known Member


    Sorry. Is that true?

  15. meagainstme

    meagainstme Well-Known Member

    why did this topic get so serious and judgin 'jackson'?
    when i read the topic i didnt think ''OMG HOW CAN U SAY THAT'' or whatever....
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