Not only does it put the victim in grief, but it also greatly impacts the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones. Mostly everyone believes that deliberately taking someone’s life is simply wrong. No religion permits one to kill a human being for any reason whatsoever. No human has the power and the right to take another person’s life. Murder is usually done for selfish reasons, such as for money or f... ... middle of paper ... ...t and it is just not right to snatch away his or her life even before he or she enters the world.
This is weak once one looks at the reasons why murder is wrong. Murder is wrong because of various reasons – denying someone the right to life, causing fear in people that they might be murdered, the grief that the loved ones will suffer, etc. All of these are inapplicable to assisted suicide. The person has waived their right to life by consenting to suicide, there is no fear that would be caused if only those who are terminally ill and consent are killed, and the grief is inevitable anyways as death is imminent. They go on further to make an analogy with starving children .
Individuals seem to commit suicide when they feel pressured by society. Suicidal people have problems and feel there is no alternative, their best solution would be to die. The individual cannot fathom the fact that maybe they can fix their problems. Unquestionable suicide is not the answer to anyone's problems. If society worked together to help suicidal individuals in distress know that there is a solution, then maybe we would have less suicide.
That’s life. Suicide is not a solution to any problem. It only makes things worse and more complicated. Depressed people are not the only ones to commit suicide. A person who could seem to be the happiest, most outgoing person you know could kill themselves and you would never be able to figure out why.
It is one person doing something that directly kills another. If euthanasia was legalized it would only lead to abuse and erosion of health care for the most vulnerable people. Some activists say euthanasia would only be at a patient’s request and no one would be forced into dying. Although physical force is highly unlikely, emotional and psychological pressure could overpower someone feeling depressed or dependent on people. Much like in Brave New World when John, “the savage” kills himself because could not accept the life-style that the “super-society” wanted to impose on him.
People who are suicidal are often misunderstood as people who cannot be helped or who are just crazy. Others often think that suicidal individuals will be suicidal regardless how others treat them (both positively and negatively). Although, the truth is not all suicide can be prevented but most can. Suicide may be avoided though knowing the warning signs, school interference and going through therapy. Although, to rational people suicide never fixes anything but, to suicidal individuals it is the only way of escaping their problems.
Assisted Suicide To sanction the taking of innocent human life is to contradict a primary purpose of law in an ordered society. A law or court decision allowing assisted suicide would demean the lives of vulnerable patients and expose them to exploitation by those who feel they are better off dead. Such a policy would corrupt the medical profession, whose ethical code calls on physicians to serve life and never to kill. The voiceless or marginalized in our society -- the poor, the frail elderly, racial minorities, millions of people who lack health insurance -- would be the first to feel pressure to die. What about competent, terminally ill people who say they really want assisted suicide?
So if life is the beginning of all the problems, then suicide is the ending to every problem. With such a serious question many will have very enlighten and fictitious answers on the philosophical problem of suicide. The philosophical problem of suicide will have supporters and opponents and those people have adequate support... ... middle of paper ... ...erate the act of making a rational decision during that time would be difficult and unrelated to an abnormal brain if that person was suffering from pain in any form. The truth is science can keep on looking for a reason on why people choose suicide, but it is highly unlikely that they will find an answer that will be excepted by the world. The only person who can truly understand why the suicide occurred is the person who took their own life.
Suicide, as a means of ending one's life, is not an accepted way to die in western culture. Some researchers have alluded that it may be "normal" for someone to use suicide as a means of ending one's life, and perhaps society is paying too much attention to this choice (Shneidman, 1985; Szasz, 1986). But when children begin to kill themselves, youths who are not seen by society as able to make an informed choice, the society becomes concerned. Is this decision out of: despair, depression, family circumstances or because they are copying the behaviors of others? None of these questions can be answered reliably unless we understand what motivates an adolescent to want to choose death over life.
They might believe in their own mind that this is what they want but in reality if they were thinking straight they would not want this at all. This can be proven as well. If one were to ask another when they were perfectly healthy if that they ever became terminally ill if they would like to commit suicide the answer would be no. But yet if that same person were to become terminally ill they might want the exact opposite.