a person that lives with pain and misery day after day and has nothing to look forward to except more days of pain and misery for as long as he lives?
I've been living with acute/chronic pain for more than 30 years, I'm only 60 now. so I plan on living at least another 10 years with just as much, if not more, pain as I have been. The human mind can only tolerate so much pain, after that they pass out. You don't feel pain while unconscious or under anesthesia. I do take pain medication to curb to high points. Most people who encounter such pain as I have on a daily basis are usually in the hospital. From personal experience enduring acute pain is not a reason for committing suicide.
Any dope can see that I wasn't being humorous in that part. I've given exactly two attempts at humor in this thread... they are here:
for all I know those Shaolin monks were ticked off at the way he portrayed them in movies and took their revenge or something.and here:
I see my attemps at humor are wasted on you, grasshopper.
SgtMaj as usual is now resorting to name calling, stronger words to follow I'm sure.
What SgtMaj seems to be unaware of is that while sarcasm might accidently be humorous, sarcasm, in and of itself is not humor.
He needs to learn how to indicate his meaning more outright by using: :) ;) :-D :lol: :evil: :devilbanana: :yippiechick: :rant: :lau: or some other type of signal so members of the forum have a better idea of what his intent is. I think all of us on the forum deserve the courtesy.
Ok. the dictionary provides a very basic definition. But it misses a critical nuance. (It fails by assuming abject depression or insanity.)
I think the necessary term for soldiers who dive on grenades to save others or a father who gives his life so his son could lie (what planet is this permitted on?) would earn the distinction of self-sacrifice, selflessly giving one's own life for the sake of another or others.
Self sacrifice, while a form of suicide, is a valiant effort, but it is still a tradject occurrance.