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19 January 2007 @ 10:09 am
Couple of quick thoughts  

  • I'll be glad when I stop feeling so damned stupid.

  • See, that's why I avoid that community. I don't need the drama. I have enough drama in my life as-is.

  • Why the hell is suicide illegal? Is there a rational reason for this, or is it just religious nonsense?

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Katrinakyra_ojosverdes on January 19th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
I've been told that the reason suicide is illegal is so that emergency and law enforcement personnel can intervene when someone calls to say "My friend lives at XXX Something Street and says he's going to kill himself."
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 19th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
None of their business, either the friend's or law enforcement. If suicide wasn't a crime and just a choice like it really is, then law enforcement wouldn't need to have a reason to intervene. No, there's a deeper reason; what you've listed there is just the excuse.
Tom Smithfilkertom on January 19th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
  • Sorry.
  • Always avoid stress whenever possible, especially unnecessary stress that makes you feel dumb for subjecting yourself to it. Witness my abandoning pro wrestling -- I'm much happier.
  • Yes. As usual, Cecil has the Straight Dope.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 19th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. I'm not a bad hand at tech support, but there are times when the obvious escapes me. I'm tired of having to ask for help from the guy whose life I'm here to make easier, especially when our boss is making his life harder at the time.

I'm so tired of drama, I'm thinking of avoiding watching TNT just to get away from it.

So it's a combination of relgious nonsense and institutionalized government theft. Yeah, that's about what I thought it was. To be blunt, fuck that noise. Attitudes on suicide: one more thing to work on once I take over the world.
Ace Lightning: brainacelightning on January 19th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
most of the time, when the obvious escapes you (generic "you"), it means you've been staring at the problem too hard for too long. you need to do something completely unrelated, in order to allow your brain to reset.

i'm intrigued by the medieval distinction between suicide and felo-de-se. in the modern world, if a person wants to kill himself because of the emotional pain of depression and/or grief, he needs therapy, and probably drugs as well, to relieve that emotional pain. but if someone has a clearly rational reason for suicide, such as a progressive, incurable, and fatal illness (i can't think of any other logical reasons, but there must be some), we don't know how to deal with that, except for well-meaning attempts to stop him. and for a doctor to knowingly prescribe or administer medicines to help a person die on their own terms is a crime; apparently it's still murder, even if the "victim" requests it. (yet, of course, it's considered the "humane" thing to do for an animal that's suffering.)

human beings don't make sense.


Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 19th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to be satisfied until they do make sense.
Ace Lightning: Vulcan Aceacelightning on January 19th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
well, the problem is, they do make sense to each other, or at least they all seem to think they do. they just don't make sense to us. and, if we could somehow make them make sense to us, then they wouldn't make sense to each other. i think.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 19th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
They think they make sense because they're idiots. They don't actually make any damn sense at all. They're just too stupid to recognize sense from idiocy.
Ace Lightning: brainacelightning on January 19th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
so the real project here is to make them smart...

yeah, i can get behind that... ;-)



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Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 20th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
No, not for everyone. Just for the people who either want ball gags or the people who refuse to Shut the Hell Up.
Merlinmerlin_t_wizard on January 20th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Attitudes on suicide: one more thing to work on once I take over the world.
And that's on the "Shut the Hell Up" platform with the slogan: Ball Gags for Everyone, Right?
nata5 on January 20th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Don't sweat it, shit happens. Atleast you dont have to deal directly with the boss next week.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 20th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
He emailed me asking if I was still planning on being out of town during those dates. Is he still coming down then? I'm a little surprised as I thought he wanted to have a "company wide" visit.