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Suicide, the selfish way out

When someone takes their own life, the healing cannot and will not ever be there for the loved ones. There will be a hurt that will never ease in anyway.

One thing that can’t be forgiven is suicide. This is the ultimate selfish end to everyone that loves you. You have taken every aspect of good and forced heartache into all that know you. This is a heartache that does not go away. It is a stain on all of your loved ones. When someone dies in an accident, tragedy, or from natural causes, there is a time of mourning, but as time goes by the healing will begin for the loved ones. When someone takes their own life, the healing cannot and will not ever be there for the loved ones. There will be a hurt that will never ease in any way.

Lady stepping off ledge

People will look into the life of a suicide and say things that try to make sense of it. Well, he or she had a lot of problems. He or she was a very sad person. He or she needed help and couldn’t find it. These are responses of the living trying to find any kind of peace for themselves. Actually, none of these reasons warrant the taking of your life and I will tell you why. If you open your eyes and look around, there is always someone that has it worse than you, and they are making things work. These people will live a miserable life if they have to, just so they don’t bring the pain to others. These people will also find the solution to their problems. They will gain strength in their struggles and will see how much better off they are for the hardships they have been through. Those who soldiered on will see how selfish, weak and cowardly those that take their own lives are.

Support group with one female hugging another

I want you to know right now, there is help. Don’t give up! Don’t force the pain you are feeling onto others because you are having a hard time. Seek help now! Don’t wait until tomorrow. You know where you are with your feelings. You may not think that there is anybody that cares for you, but you are dead wrong. Furthermore, you are reading an article right now of someone who cares. There are also others reading this and want to help you. We may not know your name, but we care and are willing to listen to you. I am willing to talk with you and get to know you. I will listen to your problems and help you see a different way.

Give me and others a chance before you do something that you can’t take back or be forgiven for. You can respond to this post or contact me directly at If you wish to be even more private, let me know, and I will be more than happy to give you my personal email. I truly believe that you can change your way of thinking and see a better future. If you are a teenager or someone who would like to hear a new perspective through a teenager’s eyes, I suggest checking out my daughter’s site. I am so proud of her and her friend reaching out to other teenagers to help with the hurt so many are going through. You can find them on Instagram @brettzoid. If anyone reading this post would like to add their thoughts, I welcome you to reply below. Together we can make a difference and help someone in need.

Writing on blackboard "Here To Help"

If you have read any of my post before, you will notice that I try to end my post with a small sentence that really hits home with not only myself but with others as well. I will end this here, and I will keep an eye on my email for your thoughts and questions. I look forward to talking with you. Take care, think of others as well as yourself and remember, we are all in this together.

By C.S.I

United States Navy veteran, over the road truck driver, welder, plumber, truck driver trainer, sign installer and haulage truck driver for copper mine. After injury in mine (which retired me early in life) I am now blogging the wisdom I have learned through life, with hope of helping others using common sense and old school thought.

6 replies on “Suicide, the selfish way out”

I have pondered upon those early in our country. As people came here during the previous hundreds of years, as colonies were forming, as we declared our independence, and in the next ten years of struggle, people talked, they prayed, they worked, but I don’t think lying down on a couch spouting one’s woes were part of the landscape. People simply did not spend their hours thinking about themselves, their difficult childhoods, their troubled thoughts about the future, or anything else except the needs of the day, which I think says something about practical lives. **What I’m sharing is I’m not sure how much good all these self-help books, all these pseudo-psychologists, and others are doing, for even in blogs, we’re seeing so many talking about themselves and their life issues (I don’t read them. I just notice the titles and pass by.). We’re forgetting how to keep in to ourselves, struggle within but live in the present, and pray when we really need help.

Excellent observation! When I’m writing about this stuff, it is very hard for me to see it. I never had this issue and I don’t believe my children have, because my wife and I were raised in families where the mother and father were approachable. We have used this same philosophy with our children. And if you are wondering, yes prayer is very high on the list as well. I wrote this post for some teens that my youngest daughter has been working with. There are at least two, she has helped a great deal and one that was actually in the position of acting on it. After talking to my daughter about this, we decided that I needed to write this post. I believe in my heart that if it helps one person, it was well worth the effort. I agree that people take too much time pitying themselves. I also believe there are way too many people helping these people feel bad about themselves instead of trying to fix the problem these people are having. Thank you so much for your thoughts.

As a school teacher before these propaganda camps became far too destructive, I told the kids they could have a bible, a Koran, or whatever on/in their desk when they were done with their work. They have freedom of religion. And who knows who might need to pray from time to time. Or just want to be thankful.

That is awesome! Probably get thrown in jail now-a-days. At the least lose your job and be band from ever teaching again. So sad that we have followed this path

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