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Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

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Re: Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

Postby Traveler » April 12th, 2017, 4:41 am

According to David Lester who has researched suicide for 40 years:

"If you’re white and in psychological pain, what can you blame it on? Other people are doing well, why aren’t you doing well? Other people are happy why aren’t you happy? So maybe that in part accounts for the higher suicide rate in whites as compared to African-Americans is because whites have fewer external causes to blame their misery for."
http://freakonomics.com/2011/06/21/the-suicide-paradox-full-transcript/

Blacks are very good at externalizing blame so they are less likely to get depressed when things aren't going well.
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Re: Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

Postby chanta76 » April 12th, 2017, 5:32 am

Traveler,

In some ways that study makes sense. However, I don't know if there is studies done in Africa. I mean many African countries are still under developed with shit loads of a problem but you don't hear about high suicide rates unlike places like Japan , South Korea or even some western countries. I remember reading some where that poor people have a less rate of suicide compare to rich people.
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Re: Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

Postby Kradmelder » April 12th, 2017, 6:20 am

Traveler wrote:According to David Lester who has researched suicide for 40 years:

"If you’re white and in psychological pain, what can you blame it on? Other people are doing well, why aren’t you doing well? Other people are happy why aren’t you happy? So maybe that in part accounts for the higher suicide rate in whites as compared to African-Americans is because whites have fewer external causes to blame their misery for."
http://freakonomics.com/2011/06/21/the-suicide-paradox-full-transcript/

Blacks are very good at externalizing blame so they are less likely to get depressed when things aren't going well.

That article says in the usa the most likely suicide victim is an old, single unemployed white man who owns a gun. A black man with a gun is far more likely to kill another black man instead :lol:

It makes sense as such men have nothing to live for and have no responsibility. But why would a married white man raising a family do it? Only due to women issues. Not money issues as you don't solve financial problems suicide. You Only pass them to your children and wife, slong with grief and guilt. Only by dieing in an accident can you solve money issues. Assuming you have insurance.

The Asian scenario of asians offing themselves for not doing well at varsity is also illogical. Would you prefer to give your family grief over disappointment? Not every one will pass. If it was so, there would be too many graduates.

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/asian-american/suicide.aspx
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Re: Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

Postby Contrarian Expatriate » April 12th, 2017, 3:59 pm

Traveler wrote:According to David Lester who has researched suicide for 40 years:

"If you’re white and in psychological pain, what can you blame it on? Other people are doing well, why aren’t you doing well? Other people are happy why aren’t you happy? So maybe that in part accounts for the higher suicide rate in whites as compared to African-Americans is because whites have fewer external causes to blame their misery for."
http://freakonomics.com/2011/06/21/the-suicide-paradox-full-transcript/

Blacks are very good at externalizing blame so they are less likely to get depressed when things aren't going well.


Horrible theory....

Since when are white men not apt to externalize blame? That has not been my experience since they often blame the government, minorities, white women, foreigners, Jews, Affirmative Action, quotas, the weather, and any and everything but themselves when they are failures. To say white men are less likely to do that is self-congratulatory nonsense.

Also, black men who are often brainwashed by religious dictate, tend to passively commit suicide by substance abuse, reckless and violent conflict (ie suicide by cop).

I actually see nothing wrong with suicide by those who are seeking an end to painful and expensive medical conditions or those suffering from end of life misery such as Alzheimer's or dementia. Pop culture and religion conspire to make it taboo however.
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Re: Suicide is a very sad and scary thing!

Postby Winston » June 6th, 2017, 11:17 am

To anyone contemplating suicide, please watch this video by hans wilhelm that shows you the spiritual perspective of what suicide will do to you and why it won't solve your problems.

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