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On Suicide by teemanbastos(m): 2:21pm On May 25, 2020
On Suicide.

Suicide is killing oneself, for an human being to kill himself means the situations around him or her must have overbearing.
Having suicidal thoughts are not rare occurrences but one's belief that things would be better on overpowers such thoughts and life goes on.
But when one ACTS on those thoughts, then it's evident all hope had been lost.

Before suicide is acute depression.
'I am tired of it all, frustrations everywhere', ' the world hates me, better I leave it', 'its better to die than live' etc when thoughts like this and similar to this overpower a man, then the inevitable happens.

What about Pills and Medication?

Science is wonderful, it found a way out to help people prone to depression and mind disorders. Synthetic drug formulas as antidepressants came into being.
We human beings are biological and thus are affected by emotions as happiness, joys and sadness, science then discovered that these emotions are stimulated in us by the excitation of these hormones: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. (when you suddenly meet your loved one, what you feel is as a result of excited hormones).
These antidepressants therefore exploits the biochemical configuration of the brain and thus depressed people have a better mood, concentrate more and sleep better when used.
Marijuana, cocain, heroin act this way, when ingested, inhaled or injected into the body, it stimulates these hormones and keeps the user calm or makes the user ecstatic.

The limitations of these physical aids is that it does not address the root situations of frustration and lack of hope caused by emotional dissatisfaction. It promotes addiction instead.
All drugs are healthy if not abused.

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Acute depression has no drugs, it stems from emotional pains and dissatisfactions.
The perceived way out of committing suicide NEVER solves the problem, we can't kill feelings, can we?

All human beings are souls, we only have a body which is dependent in function on our souls (minds and emotions).
It is not the body that thinks, so killing the body therefore never solves the pain of the (thinking and feeling) soul which never dies.
Frustrated souls commit suicide because they in their ignorance and good intentions too believed it was the way out.
Although most of the times, their abrupt departure usually leaves their loved ones pained and dejected.

What happens to those who commit suicide?
Do they go to hell fire?
They were in hell of thoughts and emotions in the first place, that's why they desperately found a way out in suicide, nobody in heaven and bliss on earth would think of suicide. Loving life is heaven.
They truncated their journey on earth and committed suicide because they wanted Peace and Joy.
As the rule of life, seek and you shall find, those souls will keep on seeking till they find. They will get what they want however the means.
Reincarnation means that these souls will still be given the opportunity to come back in a physical body to relive their lives.
Souls never die! The body dies and becomes dust but the soul that thinks and feels never dies.

Suicide is therefore absolutely needless, it looks like the easiest way out but is no way in the first place
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Living out your life in full is the greatest gift of living.

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The Healthy Alternative to suicide is Salvation.
Salvation is simply to find a meaning to life.
Life is a gift and if we could all see the mad rush of souls to get this gift, we would forever be grateful for the opportunity to live.
Finding a meaning to life gives you boundless energy that makes living worthwhile.

How to find Salvation?

Salvation is found by getting to know your true core.
since birth all humans have simply flowed with what we met on ground and therefore defined ourselves based on the influences of the society! Not bad to do so but never be overwhelmed.
If we were born into a society that gave meaning to farming and family, we evaluated ourselves based on how well we could farm.
If we were born into a society that glorified achievements, we evaluated ourselves based on that.
If we evaluate ourselves well, we clap for ourselves but never remain content because we either want to remain ahead or want to keep up, we become dissatisfied even when we have enough.
If we find ourselves 'lacking", we become disenchanted by thinking ourselves insignificant.
Salvation shows us the way of living- the way of living best for you.
if I know who I am, I wouldn't be moved by what is outside.

Men forget that they didn't make entry into the world at the same time and overburden themselves with burdens they created for themselves - seeking to be rich, seeking to be celebrated, seeking to be among the most important, seeking ephemeral things that should be their servants not masters.
Many don't need wealth or positions or do-or-die lifestyles, many need a meaning. All want a meaningful life.

Salvation is spirituality which is getting to know who you truly are.
Salvation is regeneration, enlightenment, knowing-your-inner-self, discovering your other self.

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This writing only seeks to throw light on an hitherto unenlightened area, giving every troubled soul as once was the writer to go further than he is now in the journey of spirituality.
Men's greatest search has been the search for meaning.
This writing shows the way leaving the reader to go all the way by himself or herself in exploring the truth that will set him free from the woes of life.

PS: If you are going through a highly depressive phase, fight on and conquer, greatness lie beyond depression.
Many great people have faced the same battles, they prevailed and went on to achieve mighty things on earth. You are never alone.
Faith is the victory that overcomes.

Timothy Adetolu.

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Re: On Suicide by Kobojunkie: 2:40pm On May 25, 2020
teemanbastos:
Acute depression has no drugs, it stems from emotional pains and dissatisfactions.The perceived way out of committing suicide NEVER solves the problem, we can't kill feelings, can we?
Yes it does, they are called Anti-depressants,and there are different kinds and a huge variety of them to choose from.
teemanbastos:

All human beings are souls, we only have a body which is dependent in function on our souls (minds and emotions). It is not the body that thinks, so killing the body therefore never solves the pain of the (thinking and feeling) soul which never dies. Frustrated souls commit suicide because they in their ignorance and good intentions too believed it was the way out. Although most of the times, their abrupt departure usually leaves their loved ones pained and dejected.
EEJIT! If you don't know what you are talking about, don't say anything!
Clinical Depression has nothing to do with simply being frustrated & suicides aren't simply frustrated ignorant souls like you.

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Re: On Suicide by Kobojunkie: 2:46pm On May 25, 2020
Your post reminds me of that of a foolish pastor I met a couple of years ago. The man had the audacity to comment on suicides, only back then He maintained that an African would never stoop that low. I told him of the many suicides I was witness to( eventual suicides who cried out for help but met ignorance instead) - they are some of those we like to call ogbanje, abiku and the rest nonsense Africans like to cook up to comfort them in their ignorance. Then Pastor back peddeled, and started saying the stupid nonsense you are saying here.
A couple of months later, I found out that the same Pastor had himself been battling a heart condition for many years and had one of his church members as his doctor to make sure he always had his(this pastor's) medication on hand. I was tempted to ask Him why his salvation & faith is not all he depended on for his healing.

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Re: On Suicide by Missyajoke(f): 3:43pm On May 25, 2020
May God bless you. What a wonderful write up but learn to read and summarize that's what u need

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