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Old 02-13-2019, 01:12 PM #1
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Due to my limited brain power, I cannot do some things properly or at least good enough... I have friends but I always leave wondering whether it's true friendship or just out of pity. I cannot do anything in case it's the latter...


So I was wondering, if you were born brilliant but due to some reasons were left wounded and damaged, is your life still worth living? I am a real life Dr.Gregory House with a brain disability (or several) instead of a leg disability. But like in the final episode, I am left with nothing, not even an identity. Nobody will love me due to stigma... and due to my mental illness it's getting harder and harder to live every day.


Now it's no longer about saving lives. It's about living a comfortable and happy life.



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Life is worth living, TheLonelyChemist. I'm so sorry you can't see it right now. Please don't give up. You're a wonderful person. You're very smart as well. I'm sure you can achieve great things. Please don't give up. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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Suicide is so final and irreversible. So "dont". We will all be there in no time anyway, relatively speaking I mean.

Surround yourself with joy and happiness, in whatever form it comes.
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Well... honestly... I don't know the answer to this. The older I get the less capable I seem to become at handling anything of a philosophical nature. Everything is pretty-much nuts-&-bolts to me, as the saying goes. I just think that, whatever a person's circumstances, they simply have to strive to accept themselves just the way they are... whatever that is.

There are an avalanche of "shoulds" that family, friends, & society deluge us with throughout life. We should be this & we should do that, blah, blah, blah. F it all! (Don't should on yourself.) From my perspective, I don't have to be any particular way or do anything in particular, or even do anything at all. I just am & that's it. No justifications required. At least that's the way I see it... for what it's worth.
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Hey TLC. Just on the question of friends - cherish them buddy, whether you think they're there for you out of pity or what-have-you. Because the way I look at it is, they're there because they want to be there, in your company. But secondly, if all your friends were to go away for one year, two years, ten years, forever! - you might very well wish them all to come back - out of pity for you or for any reason.

Just something to think about, friend. Hugs!
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I think people don't just tell others not to commit suicide simply because it's illegal. People tell others not to commit suicide because they are aware of what one would be giving up if one were to go through with that! Also as someone else mentioned, think of the friendships given up! There's a major difference between people not recommending a course of action simply because it's illegal and not recommending a course of action because they profoundly wish the one who is suffering will realize that life is most likely worth living. Think about it the other way, I mean, people don't prevent themselves from committing suicide simply because it's illegal. It's because they're profoundly unhappy (for a moment or more) that they follow through with it. So, on the flip side, it seems to me like life can offer a lot, so it makes sense to not give into thoughts or whatever of suicide. Like, really, I could get into the philosophical debate about suicide but honestly, none of that matters. I think what matters is that suicide ends consciousness, and that's the problem with it. I mean, ending consciousness is less desirable than staying conscious, in my opinion. Seriously, just food for thought. Diving into the unknown is very scary for me, personally. I know going through stuff like this is hard. I've been there myself...
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Thanks for all the responses. I don't have time currently to reply each and every one of you, but when I am free I'll make sure to participate in the conversation.
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It's not for me. I get nothing from it apart from pain hurt anger which starts everyday I wake. I feel it isn't now and I've given it a long time for things to get better
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Albert Camus wrote in the opening to The Myth of Sisyphus and Im paraphrasing here The only real problem of philosophy is that of suicide. Whether life is worth living. So I would say asking this question puts you in some pretty good intellectual company. Spoiler alert, Camus comes to the conclusion that yes life is absolutely worth living.
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You are a very valuable person TLC. You are NO less than anyone else. Friends come and go. Don't base your worth on having friends. You have many on here. It would be a terrible waste for you to leave this world.
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