Lately I’ve worked with a several people who wish to die. These are baby-boomer era people, heading into their second Saturn return and scanning the horizon, they just don’t like what they see up ahead.
They are facing their age. Many of them are alone, the conditions of their life are difficult and not what they’d imagined in their younger years. They are divorced, families are broken, they do not feel valued and most importantly, they do no feel things will improve over the next ten or twenty years and they simply want to call it quits.
I feel this is a private matter but am posting it because I once saw the effect on a friend when at twenty nine years old, his father made a suicide attempt. He was into his own life at the time. He talked to his father once a year, if that, primarily because parents were divorced and he’d been raised by his mother to hate the man. It was quite phenomenal, the feelings that surfaced at that time. They took all the air out of the room and the man traveled out of state to spend time with his father, ultimately moving to his city and establishing a relationship with him. It’s that blood thing, see?
This is too complex to draw a broad conclusion though I will say I think it is more romantic to face the conditions of your life that you’ve created rather than try to escape them. Mostly I just want to put this out here so people can talk about it, if they like.