This just saved my life...

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by OrbitalPoet, May 17, 2011.

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  1. OrbitalPoet

    OrbitalPoet Active Member

    ...but I won't post the link here, I think it would be misunderstood by most people. But I was ready to go, after so long thinking that I was doing OK, I went from 'OK' to five minutes away in just one day, escalating self harm and all. Fortunately, I got to looking around here one last time, when I thought I would find a more 'pro' site to have a look at. Don't know why, was more a case of 'why not'?
    And then I found this piece of gold. It is a spoof of a 'pro' article on suicide, which reads convincingly like a 'how to' guide, at first, including a consideration of various methods, and how awful they are (which is why I am not posting the link here, sorry).

    One significant part that really got my attention is this;


    The 50% Rule

    This is a good standard to follow. The average person lives to be about 75 years old. So if you're less than 38 and have more than half of your life left, the odds are that, for instance, the funniest joke you'll ever hear in your life is one you haven't heard yet. It's just statistics. Odds are you also haven't yet...

    ...met the girl you'll love the most;

    ...met your best friend;

    ...heard your favorite album;

    ...started the best job you'll ever have;

    ...read the best book;

    ...seen the best movie or played the coolest video game;

    ...found the hobby you're most interested in;

    ...had the best sex;

    ...had the most original, mind-blowing idea;

    ...met the dumbest person you'll ever meet;

    ...or seen the stupidest haircut.

    You can make your own list. Look around your room, look around your life. If you're less than 38, the sheer odds are that the future holds a more awesome version of everything you see. You've got to weigh all of that shit. You're not really even conscious of your life until age 7 or 8, so to decide it's all bullshit after just ten or fifteen more years is like judging a movie by its poster.


    Again, sorry about not posting the link, I know this is a sort of plagiarism, but I thought it was really good, and I really don't want to risk anyone, because the page I got it from does go into methods, etc. (Although it does so in a deliberately off-putting way, still, someone who is hurting already might be negatively affected.) And the style is not for everyone, it is certainly not like that 'five minute' type guff that just brings me closer every time I see it!
    Anyway, it got me thinking about all the things that have happened since my first attempt so long ago, and even just in the few years since my last attempt. And it hit me that yeah, I can't see what's going to happen. My realistic self tells me that I'll handle it all poorly anyway, by seeing it all through the garbage tinted glasses of my baggage. But still, at least there is some cool, unpredictable stuff to come.

    At least it gets me another day.
     
  2. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    What about us old people??:eek:ld: We like a good laugh and sex..LOL...I'm glad you found a website that helped you put things in perspective for you..Any little bit helps..
     
  3. Groznyji

    Groznyji Active Member

    Hahaha. I've read the article you're quoting from, it's really great and judging from the comments it's helped a lot of other people as well.
     
  4. tweetypie

    tweetypie Antiquities Friend

    Thanks for posting something posotive ! im sure lots of people will read this now because of u *giant hug*
     
  5. OrbitalPoet

    OrbitalPoet Active Member

    Thanks everyone.
    I keep reading it over, and it does help a bit. Then I lose focus and need to be convinced again, so read it again!

    John.
     
  6. Kaza

    Kaza Active Member

    I love it, thank you so much for posting it, I have changed so much in the last week, from wanting to kill myself, to wanting to live and somehow cope with the chronic illness I have (which is what was making me want to kill myself, not life generally). I want to hope that the next half of my life can be liveable and happy and good, even with health problems.
     
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