Fuck this post
Fuck this post so much.
You want a “Why not?”
How about the way your best friend’s older sister will throw up by the side of the road because she’s crying so hard
How about the way your best friend will sob for weeks in her showers, in her bedroom, in the bathroom at school
How about the way your mother will cry every time she looks at herself in the mirror and pictures herself bringing you home
How about the way your father’s eyes will NEVER stop mirroring the image of your hanging body
How about the way your boyfriend will sit in his room in silence, unable to eat or sleep, or even to fucking shower, because why would he want to continue without you
How about the way the girl who called you a brother will start crying every time she sees your parents
How about the way your family will sit in your house after the funeral looking blankly at one another, because god knows they can’t find a fucking thing to say that doesn’t just float through the air where you should be walking
How about the way your sister will wake up every morning and see your door and convince herself that you could still be there, just sleeping in your bed
How about the way your ex girlfriend will come over and pull your clothes from the drawers and cry while she holds them desperately to her face to breathe in what’s left of you
Don’t you dare tell me it won’t change things
There may be stars in the sky and wind in the air and sun in the clouds
But without you we do not want them
Don’t you dare be selfish enough to believe you aren’t important to us
So fuck this post
and fuck this romanticism of suicide
and fuck you for leaving my sister to cry in her room when she thinks nobody can hear
You’re presenting a pejorative view of suicide, one which focuses on one side of the spectrum. Namely the stereotype of the “depressed teenager” (which I don’t mean to trivialize as many teens suffer from depression and are marginalized due to said stereotype).
For starters the text post in question focuses on two things, namely the romanticizing of suicide coupled with the idea of mans utter insignificance in the universe.
The latter has been explored by Isaac Azimov, satirized by Mark Twain, and gave Douglas Adams a reason to write The Hitchhikers Guide.
The former however has been as prominent in the past as it is now. In literature, in theatre, Greek tragedies such as Ajax and Antigone, to Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear, to more modern works like Death of a Salesman and Les Misérables. Hell even Tolkien get in on it as “hope beyond possibility of success” is one of his major overarching themes.
Suicide IS romanticized, and said romanticizing is spread across all of human culture, Euro, Asian, African, it’s there, it makes for good dramatic storytelling, and it’s not something that is going to go away due to one angry rant.
That said, now seems like a good time to bring up the the differentiation between fiction and reality:
There are a number of people who should at the very least deserve to have the choice of their life or their death be theirs.
Sufferers of late stage Huntington’s and Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple System Atrophy, Severe cases of Marfan’s Syndrome, Cancer, Uremia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy- Sufferers of these and dozens of other degenerative physical and neurological disorders are forced to suffer through literal agony simply because they have no other recourse. Doctor assisted suicide is still illegal in the larger part of the first world after all.
Your “life good/death bad” stance denies any option to those genuinely suffering from all the fucked up shit the human body can be subjected to. But some abstract sense of morality has no place working out what is best for a person. Instead what should be focused on is what is most beneficial to those in question. And which is most beneficial is something that is completely subjective to the situation of said person(s), which is why what that is really isn’t something you or I can or should have a say in.
TL;DR: There is a huge difference between someone who is suicidal because their boy/girlfriend of two weeks broke up with them and someone who is suicidal because the only way they can live comfortably is in a chemical coma.
So fuck this post.
Fuck your narrow world view.
And if what you imply and the end of your post is true, you truly have my deepest sympathies.