Originally Posted by RonSouther
Her unhappiness was mental. And her happiness was mental. When she made the decision to die, but before she pulled the trigger, all her problems were solved because when dead, she wouldn't have to deal with them anymore.
So for a brief period of time, she was alive with no problems, except her happiness was contingent upon pulling the trigger. So she's out in the backyard at peace and my neighbor had never seen her so happy.
But if she chose to not die, then the weight of her failures comes back and there goes her happiness again.
It was all mental. The mind has no heart. And in the confused mind is automatic self-absorption, selfishness. Her mind wasn't healthy and selflessness isn't possible until the mind is whole.
Logic kills when it runs life.
That's provoking some feelings in me. It's hard not to respond to this as a tragedy when imagining the scene as you describe it.
You say logic kills when it runs life and I am interested in that. I want to say, isn't death and killing part of life anyway? I mean, we're all going to die no matter how logical or otherwise we are in this life. Also, there can be killings out of passion, can there not? And many might kill themselves because of feelings rather than thoughts, just ones that they can't bare to go on with.