Ok, first, I don’t believe in hell, but if there is one, I hope he’s a low-level accounts clerk processing the same paperwork over and over again for eternity.
Second, I understand all about depression, and have been in deep dark places where suicide seemed like the best option and it’s really amazing that I lived through those times, so believe me, I do understand how depression can make you irrational, but DAMN, what made him think this was the way to go?
I was wondering about the writing style for a sec, then I checked the banner and found that it was a news site from India. Does anyone know if this is a typical style, or if it’s being written up as entertainment news?
Here’s an article with less news about the jumper, but more about the band.
With a Hindi accent. OMG.
I feel similarly angry at suicides who step in front of trains. I was on a commuter train that was delayed 4 hours, amongst many traumatized people who witnessed many pieces and parts being searched for and retrieved by emergency crews. Mental illness, whatever, do it at home.
Was that a joke or do you really not know who they are? Did you see the movie Once? The song “Falling Slowly” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (ok, technically, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song) over 3 songs from Enchanted and a song from the movie August Rush.
Hm. I came in here all fire and brimstone about selfish assholes who commit suicide in ways that needlessly traumatize other people, but now I’m wondering if he really meant to die. Is it possible to be so drugged/drunk/delusional to think you’d survive a 20-foot fall?
That article is great, by the way. You guys aren’t quoting the best part, though:
Why can’t it be both? (I thought it was funny, by the way.)
I had no idea who they were, either, and I’ve seen that movie. You can be a little self-righteous about this sort of thing, Equipoise. That information would have been quite welcome minus the condescension.
I know this will turn into a thing where you say it’s impossible for anyone to be traumatized by seeing someone die because you wouldn’t be traumatized, but trust me, I would be exceedingly traumatized if I saw someone, even a total stranger, die a violent death right in front of me.