I know what other people call it – suicide. I am often shocked at the simple minded misconceptions about deciding to take your own life. I am tired of people calling the person who exercised their last right – to take their own life, as being selfish.
My mother exercised her right to die – she starved herself to death. She killed herself because she was in extreme distress. I believe that she had the right to freedom of choice. I am not angry with her. I am relieved for her. I miss her but I know she has found peace. Don’t, please, tell me about the religious jargon about the sins of killing yourself.
A very good friend, of over 30 years, died 2 weeks ago; I believe he took his own life, but no one wants to say the words.
You can say, well I get depressed and I stick it out. If you can say that you don’t know what it feels like to want to take your own life – you have not walked in those shoes. You have never been there so you cannot understand.
Please do not judge a poor soul who cannot make it one more minute.