I am genuinely puzzled by the idea that suicide is a basically selfish act. When I do it, I will indeed be doing it for me, but how does that make it selfish? Stop and consider. Our planet is overpopulated and we are using up our resources. A man who has already lived 6 decades and is of no real use offers to get off and stop using up space, energy, etc. And that is a selfish act? Perhaps the argument is that it is selfish because it hurts the people who love me. Why do people assume that legions of people love me and will be devestated by my death? The people who say that to me on this forum have no idea who I am or whether anybody would be that bothered by my death. Read some of my postings. Read my profile. Do I sound like the sort of person who would have loads of friends and people who care about him? There are people who would benefit financially by my death in terms of inheritance and insurance (yes, they do pay in case of suicide in my case). So even if they felt slightly saddened by my demise they would have lots of cash to help them get over it.:tongue: But let's concede for the sake of argument that one or two people would be bothered by my death. So what? Does that make me selfish? If a friend of yours was suffering from asthma and decided to move to Arizona for its dry climate, you might be saddened that he was moving away, but would you call that a selfish act? I want out of the 60 years of anxiety-ridden suffering I have endured, but I am not supposed to, because that might make a couple of people unhappy? I have to go on with my suffering so they will not have to feel sad? Who is being selfish here?