"to die: to sleep. No more: and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shoks that flesh is heir to... Who would fardels bear to grunt and sweat under a weary life, but that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered countryfrom whose bourn no traveler returns puzzles the will" The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act III Scene 2
Hamlets famous speach is a great description of this dilema. Life is harsh and dificult, but for most the unknown is far more frightening. Most people who are more afraid of the unknown then of the harsh realitys of life, most people who find the realitys to harsh and the unknown less thretening dive in (kill themselves). Those who are suicidal are on the edge, this is were Hamlet finds himself. But no mater weather one choses to live or do die its basically a decition that reflects what they find to be most pleasing or rather less difficult. It is neither cowardece nor bravery, most decitions we make we chose the path we see most apealing and this is no different.