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    Sportswriters suicide.

    Was wondering what you guys think about this.

    the guys seemed very rational.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2

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    Good for him. He checked out how he wanted to.

    99.99% of people don't get that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Was wondering what you guys think about this.

    the guys seemed very rational.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2
    Very interesting article, although I wouldn't call him rational. He was in good health, he had hobbies he enjoyed...but he was afraid of one day getting old and infirmed. It could have happened in one year or 20 years. He just didn't want to face it when it happened. So he threw his life away because he was afraid of the unknown. It sounds like deep down he had much, much larger issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Very interesting article, although I wouldn't call him rational. He was in good health, he had hobbies he enjoyed...but he was afraid of one day getting old and infirmed. It could have happened in one year or 20 years. He just didn't want to face it when it happened. So he threw his life away because he was afraid of the unknown. It sounds like deep down he had much, much larger issues.
    I really found it fascinating. And I was thinking about the same as you. But in the end, it's his life.

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    The guy could have had 20+ more years with which to make a positive impact on the world, on his family, his friends, his readers, etc. Who knows what he could have accomplished, and who he could have influenced and changes.

    Instead, he passed that up because of exactly what Bonhomme said - fear of the unknown.

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    This shouldn't be news. There is nothing admirable about this. This guy had issues. People with healthy minds do not kill themselves.

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    The deeper issue:

    I'm Smarter Than The Rest; This Proves It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    The deeper issue:

    I'm Smarter Than The Rest; This Proves It.
    Whate if when you die you go some incredible paradise? Then this guy nailed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn Jet View Post
    The guy could have had 20+ more years with which to make a positive impact on the world, on his family, his friends, his readers, etc. Who knows what he could have accomplished, and who he could have influenced and changes.

    Instead, he passed that up because of exactly what Bonhomme said - fear of the unknown.
    i really dont think 60 year old sportswriters from KC change the world.

    Or maybe it would be a horrible 20 years. he could have run over a little girl while driving drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    i really dont think 60 year old sportswriters from KC change the world.

    Or maybe it would be a horrible 20 years. he could have run over a little girl while driving drunk.
    If he goes out on a limb to help just one person, then his or her world can absolutely be changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    If he goes out on a limb to help just one person, then his or her world can absolutely be changed.
    And that's what I meant! Sure, he could have had a piano fall on him, or ran over a kid drunk driving, and sportswriters are not going to cure cancer, but there's a chance he could positively impact someone on a smaller scale. Or there was until this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    If he goes out on a limb to help just one person, then his or her world can absolutely be changed.

    Goodness, you've found the essence of all religions!

    (I'll mix the martinis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Was wondering what you guys think about this.
    I think suicide happens every day. I don't find thus guys any more interesting than anyone elses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
    I think suicide happens every day. I don't find thus guys any more interesting than anyone elses.
    I thought you would, his thinking on this seems to be quite different than others. Made me think about the nature of living. What we are here "for", etc. How we view ourselves and our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Very interesting article, although I wouldn't call him rational. He was in good health, he had hobbies he enjoyed...but he was afraid of one day getting old and infirmed. It could have happened in one year or 20 years. He just didn't want to face it when it happened. So he threw his life away because he was afraid of the unknown. It sounds like deep down he had much, much larger issues.
    some would call that being a coward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    some would call that being a coward.
    Many would. I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Was wondering what you guys think about this.

    the guys seemed very rational.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/tech/w...html?hpt=hp_c2
    We NEVER know the battles people are fighting. An insurance agent here in my town just did same. Left kids etc... Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    i really dont think 60 year old sportswriters from KC change the world.

    Or maybe it would be a horrible 20 years. he could have run over a little girl while driving drunk.
    Call me crazy, but if you're worried that you may kill a kid drunk driving, wouldn't it be easier to maybe not drink and drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I thought you would, his thinking on this seems to be quite different than others. Made me think about the nature of living. What we are here "for", etc. How we view ourselves and our lives.
    I've been too closely involved with suicide for me to be overly moved by this guy's choice.

    To answer your question, I am here because I choose to be. Same as he was, till he wasn't.

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