No sympathy for people who kill themselves, especially when they leave friends and family behind in terrible situations. (and even more especially when they leave their kids behind). One of my good childhood friend's dad CO'd himself in his parent's garage when we were in Junior High. Left behind his wife, 2 sons and a daughter. I still remember the principal coming in and taking my friend out of the classroom while we were working together, and my mom (who was a teacher) coming to get me 15 minutes later to let me know what happened.
My view on this probably cemented itself when my brother-in-laws best friend swallowed a shotgun last year. My b-in-law ended up driving up 4 hours to his house to check on him since he couldn't get a hold of him for a week. Found his body in the kitchen. His friend's mother killed herself 2 months later (less than a week before a local memorial service for her son, funeral was across the country) leaving behind her 17 year old son still in high school. The seventeen year old's father (divorced from mother) has terminal cancer. My apathy lies entirely with the 17 year old who will be the last remaining member of his family in a few months, and the father who knows he's leaving him behind and doesn't have a choice in the matter.
"If baseball players speaking in front of Congress can be put on trial for perjury, then why shouldn't the politicians we vote for be held accountable to the same standard during their campaigns?" -Paraphrased from The Newsroom
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