And the only thing I meant to stress was that the individuals (if any) affected aren't of any real large significance in the grand scheme of things.
And this is where we diverge. . .
Any individual always has that option.
And who's to say that a person contemplating suicide isn't in the right mindset?
Assuming they aren't in the right mindset, they could seek help, counseling, advice, etc. If afterwardds they feel as though it's the right choice, on what basis can you, I, anyone else stop them?
"I'm sorry we cannot let you commit suicide. You're simply not in the right mindset and lack qualifications to make those sorts of decisions about your life. Here's a pamphlet on how to deal with stress so thatyou may feel better about living. If that doesn't work, well my dear, there's always anti-depressants"
yep . . .