I'll Never Understand Why People Who Have Everything Kill Themselves

Depression is real. I know that because I live with it every day. So do a lot of people. But there are things that could make depression easier to live with. One would be to actually have money to physically support myself. Another would be having an actual partner to emotionally and mentally support me. So when I hear about someone who has EVERYTHING -- fame, fortune, friends, partners -- I don't understand how they can make the decision to pull the trigger. That doesn't go for someone living with a terminal illness or condition (in the case of Robin Williams, whose death I have come to accept). I just watched the last episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and that's what triggered this thought space.

Yes, depression is real. But he had so much to live for. People like that have no excuse. The only people who should be allowed to kill themselves are poor people and ugly people who can't find someone. Those are the only circumstances in which people can kill themselves.
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EverydayNormalGuy
I wish I had the luxury of knowing that having everything wouldn't make me happy. I guess instead I'll wish for something that will never come. Can't see how that's supposed to be any better.
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EverydayNormalGuy
It's hard to make people understand something they already have judgements about. Theres 101+ reasons why a person may suicide. Just because someone has 1000 facebook friends, one million dollars in the bank account, a seemingly beautiful family a dog a house etc., it doesnt mean they feel like they deserve it. You alsoont know what the quality of those relatinsjops is like. You can have sex or lie next to someone and feel unseen. And even aside from that, you just have to have that ONE moment of impusive, "what more is there", "I can never be happy" moment, anger with oneself and life and the self hate. You just need that low point. In fact when you have everything I feel like theres nothing left to hope for. The poor person has hope that if they had money found a loving partner. then they will be happy. Someone who has everything and isnt happy has nothing to hope for to bring them happy. People think money and romance etc means a person will be happy and it literally has NOTHING to do with that. It has everything to do with us validating our worth outside of other people places ideas and things.
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safetynetxo
Real depression is caused by changes on a physical level within the brain. Basically, the brain is not working in the same way as other people's brains. And everyone has their own demons.
No one should kill themselves yet it happens. One of the best things we can do is be kind always and not judge who has the right to be sad and who doesn't.
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