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Brilliant pupil's 'logical' suicide

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Postby ClearView » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:10 pm

lavezzi wrote: Suffering occurs due to ignorance, not brilliance.


You summed it up in far less words that I.
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Postby C.J. » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:31 pm

HA! If this person was as smart as people thought, he'd continue to live his life, as folks like him would be respected and valued in the next couple decades, and he would be smart enough to make himself rich until then. It takes guts to live ANY kind of life though, even the unlife, as the bowels of hell can be quite scary to the living.

Clearly though, he wasn't very smart at all. He was just the type of person whose treated unfairly in life ON PURPOSE. These people are driven to hell, so they cannot change the whole world, or even theirs. And based on who's watching them(in this case, the British royalty), this possibility can be taken and used for someone else's purposes. The unseen force that control everyone's lives are quite malevolent.
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Postby jboy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:43 pm

The only brilliant and honorable way to die is to die fighting.

Maybe the brilliance in this guy's thought is that by committing suicide while young, he has taken faulty individual such as him out of the gene pool, in that case, he is brilliant. Any other reason that is not based on betterment of mankind is pathetic imho.
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Postby Ghost » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:50 pm

I wonder if he tried to calculate odds of an afterlife, like heaven, hell, or reincarnation? And if he was truly brilliant, then leaving this world could be a big 'f**k you' to a world that doesn't value the gifts he had to share. Or keeping his potential out of the world's hands for fear of misuse. Going Galt on an existential level.
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Postby abcdavid01 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:41 pm

Accumulation of knowledge is a weight on one's back. Ignorance and accumulation are both not ideal. The answer is refinement.

Oppenheimer was often suicidal.
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Postby Winston » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:48 pm

What were the reasons he listed in his diary that made life not worth living?

The advantage of being a narcissist is that you are much less likely to commit suicide than a non-narcissist.
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Postby dram » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:24 am

This guy killed himself because of ignorance not out of brilliance.
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Postby abcdavid01 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Alright, keep believing that because it makes your life tolerable. I'll ask the hard questions.
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Postby Billy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:03 pm

abcdavid01 wrote:Alright, keep believing that because it makes your life tolerable. I'll ask the hard questions.

word.

yes, being commanded like a slave. working your ass off. keep yourself under cover to not be a target for thugs, killings and murder are just beatiful ornaments which make our life more colorful.
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Postby expatasiaseeker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:49 am

I think someone sacrificed his ass to Satan when he wasn't looking!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby C.J. » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:37 pm

expatasiaseeker wrote:I think someone sacrificed his a** to Satan when he wasn't looking!!

LMAO That's hilarious! :D And probably true.
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Postby Billy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:28 am

The Economics of Suicide
Why trying to kill yourself may be a smart business decision.

By Charles Duhigg|Posted Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at 11:15 AM ET
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When Kirk Jones jumped over the guardrail at Niagara Falls last week and fell 180 feet alongside 150,000 gallons per second of rushing water, traditional explanations for his leap were plentiful. Jones' parents said he had lost his job and was depressed. A suicide expert pointed out the appeal of dramatic farewells. And everyone called the jump suicidal: Jones is the first person to survive a Niagara fall without safety gear.

But when it later came out that Jones had boasted to a friend, "If I go over and I live, I am going to make some money," it was time to call in the economists.
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Jones is now negotiating with tabloids to sell his story for thousands of dollars. His case, however, will complicate a debate that is roiling suicidology, one that pits economists against psychiatrists over a basic question: Is suicide a rational decision?


http://www.slate.com/articles/business/ ... ide.2.html
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