What's your thoughts on leaving a note? My first inclination is to leave one, to explain the hurt and pain I was going thru, so people might understand. I assume people would long for an explanation, as I would. But then, I know I'll start telling people how sorry I am, and how much I love them, and saying all the things you'll never get a chance to say. I'll never be able to say it all, so I shouldn't say some things, and invevitably leave other things out. You'd be hard pressed to address everyone in your life who at least deserved acknowledging/apologies etc.So I almost want to leave nothing at all. In addition, my views hinge on how the rich/powerful in the US, in conjunction with our media are basically working against the poor/middle class (and how so many people are willfully ignorant of this); my family's religious certainty playing a part in my depression etc. THAT would be telling them they're living in delusion, which is a point of view I think needs to be heard but I wouldn't want a judgmental condemnation to be the last thing people remember about me. I know how it'll be recieved. They'll think I was crazy, and rejected their God, which led to my demise (ie not our messed up/illogical societal beliefs). The circular logic and certainty will fill in all the gaps. Their beliefs will only be validated. I realize I'm not going to convert anyone to my views, and that is not my purpose anyhow. It would only be to let them know my true feelings, but I don't want them telling everyone I was (the equivalent of) "crazy" for the rest of their lives, ya know? I would most likely leave a short apology/"love you all", though the true reasons behind my decision would remain hidden. Although I realize I'm leaving a electronic trail of my thoughts even as you read. So there's some solace that someone who cares may find all of this. But that person may or may not choose to reveal what they find. I often wonder if these types of thinking have anything to do with people NOT leaving a note. What do you think? Should one be honest, obscuring your legacy and possibly adding more hurt? Or omit your true feelings to spare your loved one's feelings?