Suicide

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A FOCUS OF FEELINGS In the play, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, by William Inge tells a story of an unhappy, quarreling family in Oklahoma in the early 1920’s. This family – the Rubin Flood family – all were insecure, fearful and continually engulfed in self-pity. The daughter Reenie Flood accepted a …

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WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR GOD Ernest Hemingway wrote of the crash of 1929 when men who adored money lost their “god”: “Some made the long drop from the apartment or the office window; some took it quietly in the two car garage with the motor running; some used the native tradition of the Colt or …

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Death | Defeat | Divorce | Failure | Justice | Marriage | Revenge | Suicide | Women

AN IRONIC FALL A story was recently reported about a woman who learned that her husband had been unfaithful to her. She was so upset about this that she decided to take her own life. The woman, according to the newspaper, jumped from her third-story apartment window. According to the account, she survived the fall …

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END OF NIRVANA Kurt Cobain, the twenty-seven-year-old lead singer of the grunge rock group Nirvana, shot himself in the head with a shotgun. He was reportedly despondent over domestic problems and substance abuse. One of his many fans was interviewed by ABC Nightly News on Friday, April 8, 1994: The fan showed his lack of …

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Death | Defeat | Desire | Discouragement | Happiness | Joy | Purpose | Suicide

HOLLYWOOD HAPPINESS Zieg Ziegler, in his book Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, tells about seeing a well-known interviewer and commentator on TV. The discussion was about the death of comedian Freddie Prinz. Freddie had taken his own life, and the commentator was asked, “Do you know of any other superstars in athletics, music, …

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UNHAPPY SUPERSTARS Zieg Ziegler in his book Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World tells about seeing a well-known interviewer and commentator on television. The discussion was about the death of comedian Freddie Prinz. Freddie had taken his own life, and the commentator was asked, “Do you know of any other superstars in athletics, music, …

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Atonement | Christ | Crucifixion | Death | Faith | Honor | Humanism | Self | Suicide | Worldliness

KEVORKIAN ON CHRIST’S DEATH Last July, Dr. Jack Kevorkian spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C. When asked about his religious beliefs, this is part of what he said: “Let’s take what people think is a dignified death. Christ–was that a dignified death? Do you think it’s dignified to hang from wood …

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Death | Ethnicity | Government | Politics | Sacrifice | Suicide | Warning

ULTIMATE WARNING Nine months before Batista’s coup which led to incredible corruption and brutality in Cuba, Eduaro Chibas, founder of the Cuban People’s Party, shot himself during one of his weekly political broadcasts. To Cubans listening, he addressed his last words, “People of Cuba awake! This is my last warning!”

Compulsions | Death | Despair | Discouragement | Gambling | Greed | Money | Stewardship | Suicide

GAMBLING DEBTS & DEATHS Many communities have found the solution to their fiscal difficulties through legalized gambling. But an even greater number of individuals and families have paid a disproportionate price to support this gambling solution. These people become mesmerized by the potential winnings and devote themselves to the quest for the ultimate jackpot. They …

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SUICIDE NOT AN OPTION Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter speaking of her contemplated suicide: “Suicide is not an option any more; I thank the Lord for that. No matter how bad it gets, it’s always better on the other side of worse. God never leads you to a place where he will not provide a …

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Identity | Hopelessness | Suicide

Willie Loman is the name of the principle character in Arthur Miller ’s famous play, “Death of a Salesman.” Willie Loman’s ambition in life was to be a super salesman and, at the same time, popular and well-liked. But in pursuing these goals, his rising star began to fall. His sales were dropping off. He …

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