*The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself -Albert Camus
*Why should I live? Is it better if I was never been born? life may have no intrinsic meaning! So what? Should we underestimate the value of existence itself? What makes life worth living? Would it have been better for you not to have come to life at all?” What is life, after all?
*You ask these questions when you become more conscious about your existence, so what does make life worth living? This is the question we must find answer to. The Socrates has given an answer, the EXAMINATION and how do we do it? How can we be sure that we’re doing it in the right way?
*Suicide is a social problem, and as Camus stated a philosophical problem, in Algeria we’re looking for explanations why do people end their lives? The already answers are they lack faith in God, so we’ve the Tele-ban, Qaeda, Hamas, Boco Haram, Shabab Mudjahidin, Daech and other Islamist factions perpetuated many suicide attacks, in the name of the same God. So it’s not about faith.
*What is better for the faithful in God? To be with him or stay here in Earth? Of course with God and how? If one wants God ardently more anything no one can stop that faithful to get there with God. The perfect solution is to die and to die in the name of God and for Him.
*As there people who think that they die for God, deluded by that perception there are others who die for other reasons.
*Suicide isn’t a lack of faith, but a psychological problem, people will sacrifice themselves for what they believe and for their faith as the Japanese aviators who fallen over the US ships to destroy them they’re named the kamikaze.
*Suicide is ending one life by one hands and one decision. There must reasons to commit suicide after all. However, let consider the fact that we’re aware that one day we’re gonna to die. The day we die in we don’t know it, the awareness of death and the awareness that we’ve free will and we’re free to do and decide what we want without doing harm to any body. In this course one can’t harm the others, but one own oneself and one is free to do what one wants, do I have the right to end my life? And why want I end it after all?
*An existential crisis is at the step of our doors and It’ll enter without excusing us without asking us our permission to enter. Albert Camus tries to overcome the nihilistic state living in a meaningless world and we’re giving to it and our lives, thoughts, feelings and actions meaning and we’ve the thirst for meaning and looking for significations.
*Falling in love, having friends, working, traveling, marrying, having children, and many other things are what prevent us from killing ourselves, even video games, drugs, social status and success are preventing us from killing ourselves.
*We’re looking for meaning even if there’s no such things like a meaning to anything but we continue lying at ourselves deluded and wanting things to be the way we want them to be not seeing them as they are. When your mom gives you birth you come here not knowing anything about this world, however you learn step by step until you become aware, in a state of consciousness. However when you become conscious first thing that you’ll be aware of is that you’re free, and in the other hand you become more anxious and depressed because you’ve a lot of freedom. One of these freedom is ending your life, if I’ve the freedom to travel and do things so why not ending my life?
*Is life about living or leaving?
*Is suicide a cowardice or a courageous act? Suicide isn’t about hating life, but valuing things in life which if we don’t have them those qualities we’ll end our lives. So if I value something in this life and I don’t have it, is then life worth living?
*When we face with suicide we must ask ourselves what is a life worth living? And we shouldn’t make the statement that we get that in few moments or years. A life worth living is a life of examination and challenging one thoughts and others thoughts. Because a life worth living is a meaningful life, let makes it a journey. As soon as this adventure becomes conscious, there come up a lot of questions, choices, decisions, and challenges to finding our whereabouts.
*I said before EXAMINATION and it means questioning, asking questions wherever there are questions to be asked. Seeking and search or to be in the search, to know if we are in the good track and we’re doing well and we’re in the right way we must return to the first principle of the examination, QUESTIONING.
*We have to work out our own views of life, what kind of life we want to live? Where? With whom should we live, be friend with? Why should we live by the dictates of others and society? People who are different are rare, with them the world advance I never hear that someone who acts like the mass, the herd made any progress or make humanity progressive. So with those who see life from a different scope, see the magic of the world and return to enlighten the others risking their lives for what they believe to be right.
*Death is the unacceptable thing for us; we fight it by medicine and technology why do we go to the doctors? Because we think that the doctor understands what is wrong with our bodies and self. So we ask her/him to give us a medicament and a treatment to the illness. We know how to save our bodies and minds, there are doctors disciplined in all the medical disciplines we trust them about our lives. We’re just happy when we visit them and console us that we’ll be cured when we take this treatment. It’s like they assure us that we’ll live for another days, that death doesn’t win.