Before I get started on my point, I do NOT want this turning into any type of insult thread, nor any disrespect. Suicide is something close to my heart for a variety of reasons, but this is something I don't feel comfortable talking to people who know me in real life about. This isn't aimed to be a discussion on whether suicide should be accepted, and I don't want it to become that either, we all have various stances on that ideal and anyone who knows me knows how I feel.
The term suicide is a bit ambiguous in my opinion. We all know that if I was to shoot myself, or overdose on something that would be suicide. But if you get deep into it, the term suicide is like staring into white noise it’s so blurry.
For example, if we work on suicide being one killing ones self, then would smoking, or alcohol be counted? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Muslims take this stance. If I smoke 60 a day, for the next N years, and get cancer and die, would that be self harm knowing the risks of doing so? Now, if we accept that this would be a form of suicide, what about years back before proof came out to say that smoking was unhealthy?
Another idea, if I was to spend the rest of my life crossing roads purposely not checking for traffic, and ended up on the underside of a lorry, would that be suicide because I was purposely not checking traffic?
If I pick a fight with a guy who is known to have a bad temper, and carries a knife, would it be suicide or murder if I started the fight with the intent of dying?
The question I really think I'm trying to address is, where do we draw the line on suicide? I think the definition of suicide is a bit fluffy.
P.S. Upon proof reading this I would have the impression that I was suicidal, this isn’t the case! If you thought the same thing its nothing to worry about, I love life :)