Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Today Junior Seau reportedly shot himself in the chest. He was 43 years old.

While everyone would agree this is sad; it has me debating myself. On one hand, suicide is never, never, never the answer. On the other hand, there is always, always, always an exception to every rule.

How do I know he wasn't suffering from incurable physical pain or unfixable, debilitating brain damage that made life unbearable? I am for assisted suicide for those who are suffering from a fatal disease or things of that nature. They have to live with the disease, it should be their choice if they wish to end it.

Then again, suicide is the most selfish act there is. Every single friend and family member immediately is struck with an emptiness that can not be filled. Sure, your torment, your pain, your sadness will be over, but you will cause that much pain and more to all of the people you care about most.

So... I guess if you want to kill yourself, go ahead as it's your life and it's your right. But just remember, if you don't at the very least try to get help first, you're just an asshole.

If you, or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255

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