Is Suicide Is Morally Wrong?

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Relating to the First Amendment of the United States’ Constitution, every American individual has the freedom to express themselves to any circumstance they see fit. Despite what the Constitution states, several schools throughout the United States have put a halt to the freedom of choice, freedom of expression, and the ending of a child’s suffering. There are hundreds to thousands of books of different genres that have been banned from public and private schools in America. Children and teenagers do not get to choose whether or not they would like to read a certain book because their teachers believe it may be a “bad influence” on their mind. (“Schools and Censorship” 1). In reality, books open the minds of children and teenagers around the …show more content…
Every individual has experienced a rough day or rough week, but can they imagine spending month after month going through a rough patch? Someone’s life is a continuous disappointment with seemingly no way out of the never-ending despair. In an article entitled, “Is suicide morally acceptable,” there are several different viewpoints on whether suicide is permissible or not and why. Within this article, Johann Hari claims, “Individuals forced to choose between unbearable pain and death should not be condemned for choosing death” (qtd. in “Is Suicide Morally” 1). What this is describing is that people that are going through constant tough times to the point that they are dealing with pains that are unimaginable should have the freedom to choose whether they would like to live or not. Sometimes life throws curveballs at the most unexpected moments, but when they are constant, people begin to let pain and despair takes control of how they live. In another article entitled, “Suicide Can Be Morally Acceptable,” it discusses the philosophical viewpoints, the duty one owes to them, and the bad reputation that suicide receives from outsiders. In the article the author claims, “Since despair brings suffering, in excess of the pleasure of fulfillment, Schopenhauer felt that we should strive for desirelessness…Thus, by avoiding life…we would avoid suffering” (4). What this is explaining …show more content…
Individuals know what it is like to want to wear a piece of clothing to school, but they know they cannot because it is a little too short for the dress code. They can however wear this piece of clothing anytime they wish during their summer vacation because they do not have any guidelines to follow. This is not what occurs with people contemplating suicide though. Individuals that have thoughts of committing suicide do not get the freedom of expression as students on summer vacation do. In an article entitled “Suicide,” it explains the laws on suicide in America. The author claims, “Under modern American law, suicide is no longer a crime” (2). What this is describing is that modern America as realized that people are not always content with the life they are living. With individuals not happy with their life, they should not be charged with or considered different for ending their life and suffering. They should have the freedom to show people what they believe is a rough life. When someone successfully commits suicide, the attention of tens to hundreds of people will be set on them. These by-standers can now understand fully how much suffering this person was going through. Within a similar article entitled “Whether suicide can be permissible,” the author discusses how the freedom of expression is represented in the form of suicide. The author claims, “Jean Paul

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