Re: Usual Story
I too am quite familiar with suicidal tendencies, and I've lived in the Far East. While suicide can be an impulse, those tend to be so brief that just the mere act of walking across the room can create second thoughts. The ones that don't tend to have reinforcement; time makes it worse, not better. And you don't need a gun to carry out that impulse, either; a sharp knife can do it, too; remember, two inches in the right spot is all it takes; cut the right place (not just the neck or wrists, either), you can bleed out in a few minutes. No, most suicides are slow boils: the popping of long-term pressures. That's why the suicide rates in Japan, South Korea, and even Scandinavia are so high; intense social pressure results in rejects, which often become breaking points.