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From Navi: "Of course, it's easy to defame the dead, especially from the safety of anonymity." ^ This. Stating that suicide is like ragequitting is absolutely uncalled for. Stating that Aaron should have continued to suffer because he was an "activist" is utter bullshit. He was a human being, he had a disease, and that diseased caused him to take permanent action against a temporary problem. It is incredibly said but fuck anyone who feels like they are in a position to judge him.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on The End of Ragequitting at Coding Horror
Ckincincy, I'd like to point you to two related posts. If Jeff has experienced that level of depression then he knows what Aaron went through. Jeff made the decision to live. Aaron did not. It was Aaron's decision to make. I myself suffer from major bouts of depression and thus the last person to ever judge a decision such as this. As human beings we can *NEVER* know what it is like to live someone else's life. The people who say "Suicide is never the answer" have no idea what severe depression feels like. I wrote my tumblr post this morning have been receiving "thank you" messages all day. Sadly, they are being sent privately which is a very good indication of how embarrassed and ashamed some people feel about their depression. Jeff's post does absolutely nothing but alienate them. http://reedmangino.tumblr.com/post/41195787574/jeff-atwood-goes-off-the-rails and http://blog.valerieaurora.org/2013/01/12/suicide-and-society-where-does-responsibility-for-preventing-suicide-lie/
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on The End of Ragequitting at Coding Horror
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