Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: Suicide By Truck

This isn’t gonna be too long.  I have an actual Thanksgiving post to write, but before I get to that, I wanted to talk a bit about a story that I read in the news recently.  It goes well with another story that I covered some time ago.  This is a story about unbelievably terrible people that our society seems to think are victims, when they do stuff like this.  And that’s insulting, to me.

See, there are people in this world who want to kill themselves.  Okay.  I am sorry that they have gotten to that point, but it is what it is.  That’s not what gets to me.  What gets to me is how they decide to do it.  These people can’t be bothered to get a gun or drink poison or whatever else doesn’t involve another person.  Instead, they choose to run out in front of a truck and get smashed all over the hood of the vehicle.

Look, if you want to kill yourself, that’s one thing.  But when you choose to get someone else involved this way, you are a complete piece of shit.  Why?  Well, let’s talk about this.  First, what if it didn’t work?  What if they swerved to miss you and then smashed into someone else?  What if, in trying to get yourself killed, you ended up killing innocent people?  What’s more, you got innocent people killed, and now that truck driver has their blood on his hands.  What if he gets in trouble?  What if he is blamed?  It wasn’t his fault that he was swerving to miss you and your selfish ass.  He was trying to do the right thing and not kill someone.  But that’s not enough for you, is it?  Not to mention, is this a neighborhood that you’re doing this in?  What if the guy totally loses control and smashes into someone’s house?  God knows how many innocent people could be killed with this.

Next, why does no one acknowledge the fact that, even if you succeed and nothing goes wrong, do you not understand that it is still your blood on this person’s hands?  You think that you can just walk that off?  You think that this person will just wake up tomorrow and be like, “well, I killed someone.  I guess I’ll move on with my life.”  No!  Wrong!  That’s not how life works!  People don’t just act that way.  Do you assume that because it’s some truck driver, the won’t care?  That they just hate you because you’re trans or gay or whatever?  I guarantee you, that’s wrong.  They have empathy and compassion and don’t want to kill anyone, just like anyone else.  Well, most likely, anyway.  Crazy people can be in any profession, but the odds are very much in favor of them not wanting to have your blood on their hands.

These people’s lives have been ruined, because of you.  It’s YOUR fault.  If you want to die, fine.  It sucks, but you made your choice.  But do NOT drag another person into your need to exit this world.  It’s unfair.  It’s disgusting.  It ruins another person’s life forever.  And if you do go that route, then you are a selfish piece of shit!

And that’s today’s unpopular opinion.

Until next time, a quote,

“In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.”  – David Mitchell

Peace out,



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