Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Suicide: Self-centered, cowardly, selfish act

MSNBC reported this afternoon that a man, Lai Jiansheng, was detained by Chinese authorities because he pushed another man off a bridge that was trying to commit suicide. The China Daily quoted Lai Jiansheng in response to why he pushed Chen off the bridge, “I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their actions violate a lot of public interests.” It was reported that 12 suicide attempts have taken place on the same bridge since April.

The China Daily reported that every time a suicide jumper presents themselves “the city had to send police, firemen, rescue vessels, and an ambulance.” Not to mention backing up traffic. What a waste of resources for a self-centered act. Suicide is cowardly. Suicide solves nothing but alleviating the burden of the selfish. Nothing in this world is so grave that one needs to subject others to the grief, bewilderment, and upheaval left in the wake of a suicide.

Lai Jiansheng was arrested for his actions but he should be applauded to resolving the issue quickly. People looking to kill themselves are feeding only their ego and are not considering the wake of turmoil left when success is gained. Hopefully Lai Jiansheng will be released and given the key to his city. Luckily for Chen an airbag was ready to catch him.