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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 12, 2014, 08:57 PM

38. Your reaction is normal

I feel that way sometimes, too. I mean, he had all the resources in the world-- wasn't there
some therapist that could have helped him? And yet, who among us hasn't thought (however
fleetingly) of ending it all? Even in Hamlet, there's the famous second soliloquy:

To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.
To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.



I'm also deeply saddened that he must have suffered so profoundly all this time-- after a
lifetime of giving us joy-- 40 years-- but he couldn't find it himself. That's wrenching.



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