Updated: Glee Actor Mark Salling Dead At 35

Discussion in 'Headline News' started by Ome, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Superstar

    Message Count:
    4,061
    Trophy Points:
    1,632
    Ratings:
    +6,639
    Member Since:
    July 2007
    Well you wouldn't need the injection if you couldn't breathe. You'd be dead.
     
  2. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    3,804
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +7,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    I think the problem with this is that if euthanasia was legal our system would use it to kill people who doesn't want to die. :(
    Because the way people are perceived in our society now is that anyone above a certain age are only a liability to society and the sooner they die the better.
    Sorry if that is cynical but the reality is that our wellfare society that was built up in the 1960s is bleeding out fast. Our health care system is being dissassembled bit by bit. Our system for retirement is a joke with the new raised age that expects our generation to work until we drop at the age of 80!

    Elderly people should be treated with respect but they are not. Ageism is real. That's why we now have an anti-discrimination law against stuff like that.

    Sorry to go way off topic here but no I don't think euthanasia should be legal. :(

    Then as for the guy from Glee. I think it's tragic how this relatively young person was so tormented by the idea to spend 7 years in prison that he'd rather chose to end his own life. :(
     
  3. Emelee

    Emelee Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,214
    Trophy Points:
    2,242
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +3,887
    Why would it entail that? You can easily install strict laws about who should be granted it. Old age alone can easily be decided not to be a reason enough. Maybe you'd have to have a diagnosis for an incurable illness and 3 independant doctors' approval? Maybe an added 3 months waiting period?

    Euthanasia is legal in some countries and works fine, there is no reason why it couldn't work here as well.
     
  4. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

    Message Count:
    7,944
    Trophy Points:
    8,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewherie on the prairie
    Ratings:
    +14,941
    Member Since:
    April 2002
    It's in our nature to continue to live for as long as possible, at all costs*
    We don't know how it feels to lose that part until it happens - and when you give up, when that spirit dies, well maybe you're already dead.

    *the exception could be: to sacrifice your life to save your child, which is also completely natural.
     
  5. Emelee

    Emelee Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,214
    Trophy Points:
    2,242
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +3,887
    That's only true for most people, not all. Humans, unlike animals, can actively choose suicide which must mean that it's not in everyone's nature to live on as long as possible. That should be okay too. Not something to recommend, but we can't possibly put ourselves completely in someone else's shoes and for a fact know that it's in their nature to want to live for as long as possible.
     
  6. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

    Message Count:
    7,944
    Trophy Points:
    8,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewherie on the prairie
    Ratings:
    +14,941
    Member Since:
    April 2002
    You're right, there could be other reasons.
    Terrorists, who think they're going to terrorist Paradise, or people who are mislead by some guru (often in combination with drugs).

    But in the case of M. Salling I think it's about ending something, rather than going to some place better.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    4,313
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +5,637
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    Maybe he just went where there was better child porn.
     
  8. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    3,804
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +7,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    Yes it's legal in other countries and so is the death penalty but it still doesn't make it right IMHO.

    Also after seeing how the home care staff mistreated my grandparents and also how some doctors treated them during the last five years of their life I no longer trust our medical system when it comes to care of elderly people. :(
     
  9. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

    Message Count:
    2,997
    Trophy Points:
    5,327
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ratings:
    +3,813
    Member Since:
    1998
    I dunno...I'm really torn with this one. There's just some people I cannot have sympathy for.
     
  10. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle

    Message Count:
    4,313
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Haunting that cozy cellar under Falcon Crest
    Ratings:
    +5,637
    Member Since:
    September 2000
    He had that clinically depressed look in his eye you sometimes see in adult victims of child sexual abuse... which would, y'know, make sense.
     

Share This Page