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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 07:32 PM
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30. We all do incredibly selfish things.
Why be so judgmental? I, too, lost a parent to suicide at a young age. And have lived with
the repercussions of that fact all my life. Never did I consider that my parent was selfish, just
darkly depressed, mentally ill and out of focus. My parent's decision was made from deep pain
and hopelessness that knew no options. And that is the tragedy.
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  -Was anybody else troubled by the reaction to Mark Madoff's suicide? Mike 03  Dec-12-10 04:26 PM   #0 
  - As someone who had one parent commit suicide, I feel especially bad  coalition_unwilling   Dec-12-10 04:30 PM   #1 
  - I'm a survivor as well.  mentalsolstice   Dec-12-10 05:11 PM   #13 
  - Sentiments like those are increasingly common - not just on  enlightenment   Dec-12-10 04:37 PM   #2 
  - Indeed they are, and it's the main reason I avoid my fellow citizens at every  Nay   Dec-12-10 05:45 PM   #21 
  - unfortunately the spin put on suicide is that it is selfish by people  2Design   Dec-12-10 04:38 PM   #3 
  - I understand what you are saying. Recently I witnessed a verbal attack by several  glinda   Dec-12-10 04:42 PM   #4 
  - Suicide is not selfish. Unless people have been severely depressed, they shouldn't pass judgement.  AmandaMae   Dec-12-10 04:42 PM   #5 
  - It is incredibly selfish and self absorbed  BoneDaddy   Dec-12-10 04:55 PM   #11 
     - We all do incredibly selfish things.  Big Blue Marble   Dec-12-10 07:32 PM   #30 
     - Sounds as though you are able to think rationally despite your depression though.  DaveinJapan   Dec-12-10 10:16 PM   #37 
        - Wonderful post, and I agree.  polly7   Dec-13-10 07:27 AM   #42 
           - Oh, Polly, I'm so sorry to hear that sad news!  DaveinJapan   Dec-13-10 07:44 AM   #43 
              - I am so sorry about your Mom.  polly7   Dec-13-10 08:07 AM   #45 
  - Suicide is a sad tragedy. I will not gloat.  emilyg   Dec-12-10 04:42 PM   #6 
  - I wrote an OP asking that we not wish death on Cheney, makes us look bad, it was locked immed.  WingDinger   Dec-12-10 04:44 PM   #7 
  - My only concern was he did it with a toddler in the house. n/t  Vickers   Dec-12-10 04:46 PM   #8 
  - Unrec. Fuck that rich bastard.  JVS   Dec-12-10 04:46 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-12-10 04:52 PM   #10 
  - He was rich and not gay...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-12-10 05:03 PM   #12 
  - That is True  On the Road   Dec-12-10 05:19 PM   #16 
  - I'm not going to gloat over a suicide.................  socialist_n_TN   Dec-12-10 05:52 PM   #23 
  - If you say he brought it no himself, that is exactly what you are doing.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-12-10 06:58 PM   #26 
     - You don't choose to be gay............  socialist_n_TN   Dec-12-10 09:51 PM   #35 
  - If he were leaking secrets and being investigated, gay or poor DU would be sympathetic  stray cat   Dec-12-10 08:54 PM   #33 
     - Capitalists ARE the enemy..............  socialist_n_TN   Dec-12-10 09:54 PM   #36 
  - Mark Madoff and his brother blew in their father  catgirl   Dec-12-10 05:13 PM   #14 
  - in fact, we have no idea what was going on. he also owed his father $22 million.  Hannah Bell   Dec-12-10 05:19 PM   #15 
  - Absolutely, a suicide is ALWAYS tragic, for the  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-12-10 05:21 PM   #17 
  - i was saddened when i heard of his suicide.  ellenfl   Dec-12-10 05:22 PM   #18 
  - My impression is he had nothing to do with his father's scams  DainBramaged   Dec-12-10 05:24 PM   #19 
  - Mark Madoff was a victim of his father's hand. I find that terribly sad. nt  snappyturtle   Dec-12-10 05:43 PM   #20 
  - A child can be a victim at his father's hand, but once those ":boys" were adults  SoCalDem   Dec-12-10 06:34 PM   #25 
     - As I understnad the situation Mark is not considered for any crime  snappyturtle   Dec-12-10 09:17 PM   #34 
  - I think that we grunts will never understand what drives the greed side of the  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-12-10 05:50 PM   #22 
  - He and his brother turned in their father  stray cat   Dec-12-10 08:52 PM   #32 
     - After what I have seen in matters like this one,  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-13-10 09:31 AM   #46 
  - I feel sorry for all the members of the Madoff family  csziggy   Dec-12-10 06:05 PM   #24 
  - I'm troubled by news of any suicide or attempted suicide  Generic Brad   Dec-12-10 07:16 PM   #27 
  - I just felt immense pity and sadness for him  mainer   Dec-12-10 07:17 PM   #28 
  - I heard that even his children are liable for debts incurred  undeterred   Dec-12-10 07:31 PM   #29 
  - Well this is what Simon Garfunkel  tinymontgomery   Dec-12-10 07:53 PM   #31 
  - Nonsense...  JoseGaspar   Dec-12-10 11:06 PM   #38 
  - +1 .nt  Hawkowl   Dec-12-10 11:36 PM   #39 
  - I'm fortunate that I've never had direct experience with suicide, but I've never understood  petronius   Dec-13-10 12:05 AM   #40 
  - A little  Prophet 451   Dec-13-10 06:16 AM   #41 
  - I am not certain it was suicide.  eilen   Dec-13-10 08:03 AM   #44 
 

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