Misunderstanding Suicide

If you have ever got close to suicide yourself, you realise there is a gigantic wall that separates you from it. It is like having to dive off a 60.96 metres (66.67 yards) high diving board. Then when you think about the people who actually did suicide, you realise the incredible pain that must have shoved them over that wall. Nobody pays any attention to the suffering of the person who commits suicide. They think only of their own relative micro-pain of the loss. It is so arrogant to think you know what pains others bear, and what is bearable. People think about the pain they would have felt in the imagined situation and how easy it would be to bear, not the actual pain that person felt.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)