Originally Posted by ViceVirtue
Sorry to bring up the concept of suicide - clearly that's not the concern here, but I think this decision is fundamental to the issue at hand.
Suicide may not be something Kidman is considering, but it may be relevant.
Dr. Viktor Frankl believed that meaning was one of the most important things people needed in their lives. (See Man's Search for Meaning
for a more detailed discussion.) So when people came to him depressed, he would help them to find a meaning in their lives.
One of the questions he would use to help them discover it was, "Why do you not commit suicide?" The answer to that question -- whether it was a book they wanted to write, a child that depended on them, or a belief that they would disappoint someone by dying -- was the meaning to their life.
So Greetz, I ask you: Why do you not commit suicide?
On another front, you may be just trying to take things in too large a chunk. Could you send me one page from your screenplay?