In a previous blog I talked to you about the fact that some bullying has led to
suicide. Some people beiieve that suicide is immoral under any circumstances;
others believe that whenever death is an alternative to the cruel circumstances of
one's life suicide may be understandable.
Suicide is a human paradox. It is, on the one hand, a sign of power, i.e., the power
to determine one's own destiny; on the other hand, it may be considered the
ultimate sign of weakness. We must however be careful in passing moral
judgement because the condition of his or her life may make the choice of
death a reasonable one.
I hold that suicide is a tragedy brought about by one's feeling of
hopelessness rather than a choice which is subject to moral judgements.