it is the most greatest right that the human ever had
It is subjective so I believe there to be no answer to the poll without a given context.
We have free will, so should be able to end our own lives....but is it fair on everyone around us?
Until someone proves the existence of a soul/ hell/ God, any rational person should conclude there is nothing after death, no transfer of anything to anywhere.
Go for it.
No, because life is right. However, suicide is 'a' right.
As someone who recently overcame the shackles of depression I understand how people can feel at certain points in their lives. While I believe we should all be stewards to the lives of our loved ones/friends ( in the sense that we should try within all our ability to protect each other).
However, suicide can never be considered immoral. Of course you have religious arguments, such as how devout catholics believe it's against god to take your own life and violate it's sanctity. If someone can no longer bare living, if there is no chance of a rebirth of happiness then they should do as they please. I suppose the only way I could look at suicide as immoral would be if the said person was a parent at the time, then it's a bit wrong. But hey ho.
Is suicide morally right?
Well, I find it a little difficult to place in a moral context. Nevertheless, it depends to a large extent on the type of Ethics you believe in. For example, if I believed in divine command ethics, then suicide would certainly be wrong - God has commanded that murder is wrong.
On the other hand, if one believes in the primacy of the individual wholeheartedly, then I suppose each person has his own choice.
Utilitarians on the other hand may hold a different view..
Personally, I think that it is up to each person to decide what is right or wrong, an thus each individual would commit suicide based on factors relevant to him/herself. Those witnessing or hearing about the suicide may take a completely different view, but that is the ery nature of subjectivity.
Well, I agree with many of you ITT, but it depends on the situation.
Several years ago my best friend and I discussed what we would do if we were to be diagnosed with a terminal condition and were given X time to live.
The financial drain on the family’s resources can be huge (particularly in the US). My friend and I both agreed that due to the financial/emotional strain that it would place on the family and the poor quality of life that we would have to endure, that we would probably elect to commit suicide. For these reasons we felt it would be better to expedite the family getting to closure. We even discussed how we thought we might be the best way to go about it etc.
Unfortunately, my friend was diagnosed as terminal within the year. I still miss him.
Under this situation it takes someone who is selfless, not selfish. It takes someone with courage and foresight, consideration for their parents, wife, children, grandchildren and friends. So don’t tell me that it is immoral or incorrect under these conditions.
I hate the argument "Is it moral to force someone to stay alive who doesn't want to be, just for the sake of their family's feelings" it's such a self-centred way of looking at the situation: here is a rephrasing: If you could escape pain, but in doing so, you'd have to transfer it/inflict it onto 5 relatives: would it be moral to do so?
Well, personally I feel that while suicide may not always be moral (it will affect your family and what not), it is impossible for the state to prevent an able bodied person from taking his own life. Why then, should the state prevent a person who is suffering from a terminal illness and physical incable of taking their own life from requesting legalised assisted euthanasia? Also a simple harmless injection from the doctors is a far quicker, easier and more dignified way of passing away than slitting your wrists or taking paracetamol (which many people deem to be a painless way of dying but is actually not very pleasant at all).
Suicide is absolutely right, in that I believe people should have the right to kill themselves, or seek assisted suicide, if they are suffering intolerable pain.
I would first like every medical measure possible to be taken to dissaude them; if they are suffering an ailment then hopefully it can be cured, if not then suficient pain relief administered to as to make life bearable, and if the problem is a psychological one then I would hope counselling, psychiatry sessions or other methods would be employed to cure their depression.
It's a fundamental human right though, I believe, to govern all aspects of our future including our death if our life becomes unliveable. Why prolong someone's suffering? What right can we possibly have?