Why do people say that suicide is ALWAYS selfish and cowardly? Selfish? Some suicidal people are NOT amazing, benevolent people that are having a profound positive impact on the lives of others. On the contrary, some suicidal people are damaged and are having a negative impact on the lives of others and society as a whole. For some, suicide can be considered an act of compassion toward others because their death will benefit society. People consume and use a lot of resources. Suicides increase the supply and reduce the demand for things like food, clean water, healthcare, and housing. Suicides result in the sale or transfer of assets to other people. In some cases, suicide can result in the elimination of a dangerous or potentially dangerous, harmful person. In some cases, suicide alleviates the frustration and depression that family members feel from having to deal with and support an unemployed/underemployed, depressed, unkind, debilitated, and/or psychologically inept/disturbed person. As we can see, suicide is NOT always selfish... it CAN be selfish, however, often it is more altruistic than selfish. Cowardly? I promise you if we built an extremely realistic suicidal simulation device, 99% of these "brave", non-suicidal people would NOT try it. Why wouldn't they try it? Because dying is not a pleasant experience and they are AFRAID. The truth is that death from suicide (in many cases) is not any less painful than death from accidental fire, drowning, hunting accidents, etc. Whether one dies by accident or is killed by oneself the pain of dying is still the same. No one would enjoy burning alive, slamming into concrete at 90 mph, drowning, being shot in the head, etc. In fact, suicide (or any violent death) is so painful that even the most evil serial killers are allowed to be executed in a much less painful way than the typical suicide. Another thing to think about is the fact that many suicidal people believe death results in nothingness, not heaven. Some even believe they will go to hell. This is not like the typical non-suicidal person who believe they're amazing and good so they will go to Heaven and hold hands with God and Jesus while they live blissful, eternal lives as spiritual superhumans. In other words, not only are suicidal people BRAVE enough to experience the extreme pain of a violent death, but they are also willing to risk experiencing nothing or even being tortured eternally. As we can see, the cowardly label is a ridiculous stereotype. This silly stereotype is just an attempt by the majority (non-suicidal people) to defame, insult, and anger the minority (suicidal people) .... and pump up there own egotistical, self-righteous, supercilious personalities. Many non-suicidal people think they're so brave ... but they're not. They are just as weak and pathetic as the rest of us. Important Note (read before responding): When I talk about the majorities' (non-suicidal people's) personalities/attitudes, I am ONLY referring to the non-suicidal people who claim ALL suicidal people are selfish and cowardly.