Under no circumstance am I encouraging anyone to commit suicide. There are some cases in which planning a suicide does have some merit, and maybe should be permitted by law. Maybe when the person has a terminal illness or maybe the person is elderly, and wants to leave on their own terms.
What could some of the benefits be:
- No longer would people get that shocking phone call informing them that a loved one has committed suicide, because they would have known in advance.
- No longer would people say “I wish I had said this, or I wish I had said that” to the person, because they would have had the opportunity to do so.
- No longer would people have to disrupt their lives to hurriedly prepare funeral arrangements. All of the arrangements could be set up in advance.
- No longer would family members have to fight over the deceased estate. Everything could be set up in advance. The person assets could all be turned over per the deceased wishes.
- Funerals cost more when they are not planned for. There is a financial benefit when these arrangements can be planned for in advance.
- Instead of having a memorial service, a celebration of life service could be arranged BEFORE the person passes away. This would give everyone the opportunity to say goodbye, and resolve any issues which may have existed.
- People who commit suicide, and just leave a note, are putting people who care about them through an extreme amount of additional pain which can be avoided.
I repeat, I am not encouraging anyone to commit suicide, nor am I planning to commit suicide myself. All I am doing is asking if a situation could exist where a person could be allowed to.
Please comment with any thoughts you may have pro or con.