Suicide

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Suicide

I'm about to take up a position which is going to be deamed by some, if not all, as a
terrible stand to take. As a matter of fact, if anyone were to agree with me on ths
subject, I'd be surprsed. For you see, rather than arguing from the postion of suicide
being an unjustified and inane way to die, I shall argue the other point. That being
suicide does have its merits. Before you people start screaming, hear my case out. Most
people argue that nothing justifies the taking of someone's life. Yet what makes life so
valuable? Why do people cling to it so? All we consist of is a bunch of carbon atoms,
bound together to form an exoskeleton, organs, and tissue. In this light, there really is
not much to life. Out of the 5 billion who inhabit the planet, very few of them shall
emerge to be true world leaders. The rest will just lead a mediocre life of work and
little play. The taking of ones life can be argued from a populistic view as well. It
makes little sense to preserve life in an over populated world. True, one less person here
on there will not make a large dent. Yet if everyone who attempts or had attempted suicide
were not stopped, the impact would be noticed. Another popular argument for stoppers,
people who want to prevent suicide, is that nothing can be bad enough. Yet how do they
know this? They do not have to put up with the same stuff the suicide victim does
everyday. How could they possibly know what the potential suicide victim feels. Just as a
severely burned victim may wish to be allowed to die in peace, the suicide victim wishes
the same. To die in peace with no argument from others. The argument of "look at the
people you will hurt" also does not hold. Imidiate family members will be the only ones to
suffer any great pain. Friends will go on with thier lives and in time forget about the
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