1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Once humans live long enough, will suicide become socially acceptable?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by imperfect.la, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    46,853
    Location:
    In Perpetual Motion
    I cant forsee suicide ever being socially acceptable.

    But then again, I dont see us making Soylent Green out of people either.
     
  2. angeleyes

    angeleyes mood indigo

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,300
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Without using doping? :eek:
     
  3. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,486
    After a while, people just don't give a s**t about living in this plane, they're ready for the next step. It's a part of nature that can't be repressed, the acceptance that you must die, and that death is okay. I don't see life getting extended for that reason. Even if the lifespan increases, the human will still have that urge to die. Suicide will still not be accepted, though, as the new generation will not see things from the old generation's point of view, they will think that they want to outlive everyone they hate as revenge. Which is sad, because most people have little respect for their elders anymore as it is.:sad:
     
  4. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    15,239
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    That may be your greatest post ever.
     
  5. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,486
    I think I might just Edit that into it. Or put a link to it in my Sig.:D
     
  6. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2003
    Messages:
    5,773
    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    While I certainly think that the OP has some merit to it and riases an interesting question, I think we would have to see ages approach the late 200's to 300's before it really gains much credance. After all, life expectancy is much higher now than it was even a few centuries ago, and percentage wise, extneding things from 75 to 80 years at present to 120 wouldn't be all that radical a shift
     
  7. hossam

    hossam Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478
    Location:
    Texas
    i dont think ill ever be ready to go into the next plane, ever. im just to scared of death.
     
  8. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,486
    Does that comfort you a little?:evil:
     
  9. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Messages:
    18,464
    Location:
    Quinquagesimusermia
    No, it needs more cowbell.
     
  10. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10,573
    Location:
    behind the scenes
    As far as I`m concerned, suicide is socially acceptable. Anyone is free to do it. Just don`t leave a huge mess in the bathroom or something.
     
  11. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Messages:
    18,094
    Location:
    Sydney
    Not all that long ago when blood transfusions were pioneered most "chritsian" were against this even prefering to forgo this treatment in life treaterning conditions. Nowdays however the vast vast majority have no objections to this.

    In the future suicide for those whom lifespans would be close to immortality could be acceptable in certain circumstances i would imagine. brain disorders, degration of mental compastity, trauma, and so on
     
  12. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,099
    Location:
    California
    I would never get tired of living, and I take care of my body, so hopefully I'll live long.
     
  13. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,576
    Location:
    Something Completely Different
    Hey, pretty much everyone is, in some way. You know, that great mysterious, who-knows-whats-going-to-happen thing. An afterlife would be cool, but know one really knows. But at some point, you'll have lived here long enough, and you may well, as hard as it may seem to young people like us, want to die, to get it over with, to move on, and finally find out. You're friends and family may be dead, you won't have that same youthful energy or health, so your reasons for staying will be less. So if you want to get outta here, and it's a well thought out decision, then I guess it should be allowed, with enough people overseeing to make sure this is the right thing, of course.
     

Share This Page