Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Jon, Nov 21, 2008.
ABC News: Florida Teen Live-Streams His Suicide Online
Wow, just wow.
from the link-
"Most times, they just need someone to talk to, and the Internet is the only forum they have."
how incredibly sad that he felt so alone and worthless
OMG I got nothing else I can say.
Are you really shocked? This generation is quite comfortable living their life in the public eye, including dying for attention.
being on the net normally does not help depression but worsens it...
think about it...if someone said on here..they were gonna off themselves...what do you think the reactions would be?
i dont think anyone dies for attention...i think they are very lost and have such a void in their lives they think it will always be there...
remember suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
I think there are a lot of people that attempt suicide that want to be talked out of it. It's a cry for help. Unfortunately, as you say, it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem and their cry for help isn't always heard in time.
Those who talk about it before doing it usually want help. however, there are those who do it without warning and there would've been no reaching them.
It's sad that there are so many young people who live their lives through the virtual world. no connections that are real and permanent.
But this kid had mental issues, he was diagnosed bi-polar and was on medication so you can't really blame the web for this situation.
online it seems people feel they can say things they wouldn't usually say because they think it doesn't count.
it counts. and what you say to people online can have a negative and/or positive influence on people.
THis is true
I know someone who was addicted to that game called world of warcraft
the shit almost ruined his marriage, job and life.
I never udnerstood how someone can get so warped into these games
Its because the games are different now. It isn't like Pac-Man or even bigger games like Castle Wolfenstien or Doom...you can turn those games off...come back 1 hour or 10 days later and everything is just as you left it.
In World of Warcraft and other games like that, MMORGS, they're called. You are interacting with other real people in an absolutely ENORMOUS world. You can play in a huge desert, a huge rainforest, a huge city, a huge forest, a huge tundra, swamp...all in the same game.
You form groups and play different parts of the game with them. And...if you play long enough...you can become "important" in the game. Which means that if you STOP playing...you have "real" people you are inconveniencing. Real people depend on you to be there and to play....VERY dangerous for someone who doesn't feel that they are needed, depended on, or special in their real world lives.
I mean...think about it....as a 15 year old kid...or a 40 year old loser...which is better...to be you...or to be a powerful warrior...able to kill other people and monsters and lead your clan to victory?
I've had students who played that game until 5AM before coming to school. Parents just don't understand that these games are NOT like Super Mario Brothers...they really are like a parallel universe. You don't play these types of games...you kind of live in them. VERY addicting...and VERY dangerous to certain types of people.
100% spot on. These games have their own economy its crazy. I know people that actually spend real money for fake in game money
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