Originally Posted by Aleksander Krstic
And exactly how do you know all this?
It almost sounds like Starman recovered from a suicide attempt, but regardless, many people who attempt suicide and don't succeed will say that they immediately experience intense regret the moment after they initiate the attempt.
In fact, listen to the last This American Life podcast
(last week's episode), where an author recounts how he tried to end his life by setting himself on fire while in high school. He later went on to write a book about it called The Burn Journals
. Bottom line is that he instantly felt regret.
Indeed, the saying is that people, when they make the jump (or however they attempt it), immediately are overcome with an intense desire to live and a realization that there was nothing in their life that couldn't be remedied, except for stepping off the ledge.