Posted by Sharlee (18.104.22.168) on September 19, 2003 at 04:17:01:
In Reply to: Quick suicide question posted by Aweekleft (22.214.171.124) on September 17, 2003 at 05:00:59:
When you are in this state, you are not in a good frame of mind to make decisions, especially major ones like death or life. You seem like a 5 with your well ordered rational emotionless view of things. You may think prozac is a false life but brain transmitter levels are physical things just like diabetes is caused by low blood sugar. Would you tell a diabetic not to take insulin because it is "false". Prozac is not the only drug to alter transmitter levels. You may need to try different combinations of drugs under the care of a psychiatrist to find your right levels.
A second point I have been considering lately is that without suffering in the world, we would not experience empathy and love to the same degree. People say that there could not be a God because God would not allow suffering but if you think about it, where would we be without suffering and death. Loss brings realisation of what we have. Suffering brings understanding and attention to what others are going through - otherwise, unless we were very highly developed in a personal sense, we would become self centred and only think of our own needs. Where am I going with this? I guess I just wanted to point out to you that others probably care about you much mmore than you know and if you open up your suffering to them, you can experience love and support.
You are only 33. You do not know what the next phone call will hold for you - for all you know you could meet the partner of your dreams tomorrow and win the lottery. You could embark on a project of world significance or you could say something to someone that triggers a major revelation. The possibilities are endless. Why limit your options to oblivion?
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