Essay on The Suicide Is The Act Of Taking One 's Life On Purpose

1562 Words Oct 6th, 2016 7 Pages
“Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live”. (Charles Caleb Colton) First, let’s define what suicide is. Suicide is the act of taking one’s life on purpose. Suicidal behavior is any action that could cause a person to die, such as taking a drug overdose or cashing a car on purpose. Most suicide attempts do not result in death. Many of these attempts are done in a way that makes rescue possible. These attempts are often a cry for help. Relatives of people who attempt or complete suicide often blame themselves or became very angry. They may see the suicide attempt as selfish. However, people who attempt suicide often mistakenly believe that they are doing their friends and relatives a favor by taking themselves out of the world. Regardless of the morality or permissibility of committing suicide, suicide entails death, and so the question naturally arises as to whether death should or should not be feared. Keep in mind that all nonsuicidal acts of self-destruction are considered morally permissible. The real question, we should ask here, “Is suicide is a moral act or not”?
Before I examining if suicide is morally wrong, let me remind you that everyone lives their life separately and we should not judge a person based on their action. When talking about the moral justification of suicide, we should consider both liberal approach: the…

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