Observation #1 (On Suicide)

When a man commits suicide--a known man to be specific--other men will use his death to make some sort of point. You don't have to suffer alone or Know that you're seen or It's never to late to call this particular hotline or reach out to that particular therapist. These sorts of sentiments (normally written in 280 characters or less) are meant to be compassionate, but beneath those words, isn't there a tarry layer of judgment? What are they but sticky ways of saying He chose to suffer alone or He chose not to be seen or He didn't do the hard work of calling the hotline or reaching out to that particular therapist.  There are hundreds of ways to condemn a man. Some sneakier than others.

 

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