“Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. ‘Tis therefore, on opinion only that government is founded. And this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular.”—Hume
“The Devil is that ‘inner voice’ of past opinion dubbed over the sound of today. Humans are forced to cope with continual thoughts by unknown authors, emerging in the mind with each action, every breath. It seems true existence is living in the physical place where u sit right now, vigilantly aware of your endless mental reflex-like consideration of the human ant colony’s jusgement or approval.”—Stephen N.
Suicide rates are high and constant, it could be a natural immune-response of the collective
Depressed people tend to be overwhelmed by the apparent enormity of existence and all its possibilities. They tend to drag others down with them if they can and they do this reflexively. Maybe the collective interest, which individuals often sacrifice themselves for, is at work in a suicide. Some code in the DNA just says “look man, it’s pretty much worse from here and you die anyway, why not just do everyone a favor and stop depressing more people. You might start a plague of depression that will kill everyone. End it and save the species.”
This is not usually in the suicide note. Usually it’s “I can’t take the disgrace. I’m ruined. No one loves me. I can’t go on. I don’t see the point.”
But perhaps suicide should be viewed like we have observed the process in our bodies. Cells commit suicide when they somehow detect this, except in the case of high fructose corn syrup, which apparently retards this cellular ability. In committing cellular suicide, the larger organism, you, don’t get cancer from that cell. If it can’t commit suicide, and enough other cells are corrupt and infect the rest, you get cancer and die.
So suicide is just the collective humanity keeping itself going, so that it can keep itself going…. so that it can make jokes about itself.