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Offline buck

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Suicide
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »
Rates have never been higher.  Couple of celebs offed themselves this week but most aren't publicized.  We're all connected so what's the problem?
I don't watch Fox News for the same reason I don't eat out of my toilet.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 12:24:52 PM »
Fame and fortune does not make one happy.  Certainly folks without fame and fortune commit suicide for various reasons, depression being 99% of it.  But having fame and fortune does not shield one from depression and lack of self worth.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 05:14:01 PM »
Rates have never been higher.  Couple of celebs offed themselves this week but most aren't publicized.  We're all connected so what's the problem?

Up astoundingly, 40% over 10 years. Notably, mass murders parallel that trend.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 05:27:53 PM »
1st world problems is tough.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 11:47:28 AM »
Residents of third world countries have less trivial things to worry about; in first world countries we are driven by materialism, focusing our attention on money and the likes. Third world countries are more focused on the essentials - food, water, air, shelter, happiness, community, singing, dancing etc.
I don't watch Fox News for the same reason I don't eat out of my toilet.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 04:19:30 PM »
I think this takes our all-time "Worst Title for a Topic" award.  I do not enjoy finding messages entitled, "Suicide".

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 06:20:42 PM »
It is alright to me to remove this thread Ray.  What do you say buck and RYou?

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 06:38:11 PM »
Removal would be idiotic but it's not my company.
I don't watch Fox News for the same reason I don't eat out of my toilet.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 06:43:42 PM »
It is alright to me to remove this thread Ray.  What do you say buck and RYou?

There's nothing wrong with the discussion; it's a valid topic.  It's generally good to give threads titles which make it clear what they're about; it's not only helpful now, but if you later want to search for something you read.

A one-word title tends to be ambiguous. The present title was intended to mean, "Suicide (Rates are Going Up)".  I initially read it as, "(I Have Decided to Commit) Suicide", which was alarming.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 07:39:38 PM »
I took it as a reference to some current news that garnered big headlines (Spade, Bourdain).

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2018, 07:39:54 PM »
The message that life has no meaning or purpose has a depressing outlook.
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Re: Suicide
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 08:45:18 AM »
The reaction to the topic here is not unusual.  Suicide terrifies most people and is seen as a character or moral flaw — or even a sinful act. It is viewed as something shameful that must be hidden.
I don't watch Fox News for the same reason I don't eat out of my toilet.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
Leading cause of death for college students and higher than motor vehicle accidents.  Up almost 40% in less than 10 years.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 02:26:02 PM »
The reaction to the topic here is not unusual.  Suicide terrifies most people and is seen as a character or moral flaw — or even a sinful act. It is viewed as something shameful that must be hidden.

For me, it's the same as getting a phone call that starts, "Hey Ray.  (Pause.)  You remember so-and-so?"  I generally expect that the next thing I'm going to hear is how so-and-so died.  After awhile, you learn the pattern.

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 03:18:11 PM »
I think 2 other factors for increased suicide is Hollywood culture and pharmaceuticals.  Many new drugs contribute.  I would imagine the flopping of gender normalcy add some to the numbers too.
Several are on "ignore".   I won't argue with the ignorant and disrespectful..
 "People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive" ~ Blaise Pascal