Would you kill yourself if you lost $3,000

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by wastedmylife, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. wastedmylife

    wastedmylife Well-Known Member

    I lost $3,000 in the last week and I feel like killing myself

    is this a good reason
  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    in my opinion, no. you can always make more money. do you owe it to someone? or is it from your savings? do you want to talk about how you lost it?
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    no way not over money get a job replace the money but you cant' replace you
  4. ferdinan

    ferdinan Member

    no i wouldnt. Not over just 3000 dollars lost.
  5. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I've wasted 20k on my attempt to transfer universities. Live and learn - and all money you ever spend will ultimately be lost, since the things you buy won't last forever.
  6. tiredfighter

    tiredfighter Well-Known Member

    not a chance, as everyone has said and will keep saying, money can be replaced, your life can't.
  7. ezi

    ezi Member

    Well I owe £40k and I leave this planet on wednesday. Dont know if that makes you feel any better, hope so, stick around.
  8. jota1

    jota1 Well-Known Member

    Your life is only worth $3000?

    Ezi, I wont even tell you how much my business owes the Bank you can add a few more zeros.
    It keeps me awake sometimes but I hope to be able to repay it in the future and so will you.

    Are these people going to hurt you or are you just ashamed of loosing the money?
  9. wastedmylife

    wastedmylife Well-Known Member

    I am kidding, I assure you I have better reasons to kill myself

    but over my job I lost about $3,000 in the last week

    lets just say when you lose money it HURTS

    I used to believe there was more to life then money, but now money is the only thing that makes me happy

    money is god in our world

    but for different reasons I will probably have to stop making money

    now without money what am I

    I am a nothing

    I wish there was a way I can get rich, money is the only thing that matters in this world
  10. jimmy88

    jimmy88 Well-Known Member

    People lose more in the casinos every day. I lost over $150 once during a scam "drug deal" and felt the sting for months so I can only imagine what you're goin through. But like others have said your life is worth more than that. As a stand alone problem, it can be rationally overcome. Don't kill yourself over it.
  11. beachdawg

    beachdawg Well-Known Member

    In all honesty, I would not end my life over $3000, $300,000, or even $3million. There's always money to be made; it's just what tradeoffs and compromises are you willing to do for that money?

    My next question is How did you lose the money? If you don't want to answer, I understand. I'm only asking because I'm speculating and wondering if you have an issue such as gambling or drug use. If so, please get treatment for those. Those conditions can be treated successfully, and from what I've read, the success rate is quite high.

    But please, whatever you do, don't end your life over money. Any amount.
  12. ezi

    ezi Member

    Ah beachdawg, if only it was that simple! I guess everyone else's problems on here are though, its only our own that can't be solved sensibly?
  13. jxdama

    jxdama Staff Member Safety & Support

    how did you lose it?
  14. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    Forgive me if I'm wrong in this, but I think I can provide a theory:

    It may help to consider that it's not the money itself that is making you feel suicidal, it's the feeling of diminished self worth that you're experiencing for making whatever decision it was that led to the loss.

    A couple months ago I lost my apartment of seven years due to landlord's zero notice major renovations. What's worse, I was already in a poor mental state from other things happening in my life when that particular bombshell hit. I looked for a new apartment under the worst possible of circumstances: sleep deprived, depressed, irrational. As a result I made a poor decision in my selection and wound up in a place that is criminally expensive, not nice, and, worst of all, also undergoing renovations that I was not informed about prior to moving in. Now I realize that I need to break my lease and find a better situation, even if it costs a great deal of money in lease break fees and moving costs to do so.

    It's not the money that makes me feel awful about the situation. It's the fact that I hate myself for not thinking things through, not being careful like I usually am. Stupid and worthless. As if all the good decisions I made up until that point have been rendered meaningless, and that this one major bad decision defines my life (currently) as a failure.

    What you need to do (and I need to do as well) is find a way to forgive yourself for making that bad decision. Focus on learning from the experience and being determined not to do such a thing again.
  15. beachdawg

    beachdawg Well-Known Member


    You are correct, my friend. Our problems are very complex in our own eyes, and I do tend to simplify things. Which of course doesn't mean that I diminish their importance, only over-simplify the solution.

    I guess when I responded to this thread it was from a position of hating the control money can have over all of us. Social status, hell, even our own survival status is often related to money. That's why I often get so emphatic and angry over money. I so much want to cut any attachment I have to money, and just live a life of complete freedom. Free from worry about finances, job performance and all that crap that pushes me ever closer to the edge of oblivion.

    We (as a society) so often worship at the alter of money, spend so much of our very precious life energy pursuing more and more money, and then end up with that empty feeling that there must be something more. Or, alternately, good, hardworking people, many whom I've exchanged messages with on this board, through no fault of their own, end up having financial/money problems. These problems end up gnawing away at their soul, their spirit, their psyche until they end up here considering the most desperate of measures. It's a shame, it really is. A person's net worth should not be their self worth. Unfortunately, it is never that simple. And, until it is, those sensitive souls among us, those who are kind, considerate, compassionate regardless of income level, those of us who strive to live a life where we feel every person, every life, has an intrinsic value, will always be held hostage to some degree by those who place money at the forefront of their existence. Has the human race really advanced?
  16. ezi

    ezi Member

    Nicely put Beachdawg, money (along with many other pressures of modern life) does indeed hold us hostage.
    We have advanced greatly in technology but not I fear in humanity.
  17. beachdawg

    beachdawg Well-Known Member

    Ezi, my friend, you have summed it up very succinctly. It's a terrible shortcoming of our human condition.
  18. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    It's only money. Money comes and money goes, but you only get one shot at life. So I would say, no this is not a good reason to kill yourself.
  19. suicidal maniac

    suicidal maniac Well-Known Member

    One time I stole like 3000 from parents credit card, and ruined my life, but I got a job and paid it back.
  20. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    I spend more than that each month
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