Re: is suicide a final act of bravery or cowardice?

Cowardice. Straight up and flat out cowardice. We are all intimidated by death, what lies in store for us, is there an after life. All that stuff. No one is scared of death. To fear it would be to dread it every single day. If everyone feared death there would be no pilots, planes, astronauts, racers, rock climbers, soldiers. Again death is intimidating. However if you take your life your taking the easiest route in avoidance of all of lifes problems after you've died. When you die, your free of the torments of life. In essence they are getting lazy with living and you will usually find people who kill themselves have something bad coming their way, like debt, or conflict.

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