if your life / body had an off switch would you have pressed it?
I’d rather a rewind button
Interesting. In the computer game Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, you have the ability to rewind 10-20 seconds. So if you fall off a ledge to your doom, then back up you go.
Maybe something a bit longer than this would be ideal, but it usually only takes me that long to realise I have done something stupid 8)Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Nah, even with my current depression there is too many good things in my life and too many people I would not want to leave behind.
Same really for a reset button – the people I have in my life are generally good people and would I get to the same point with a reset?
JamiePosted 4 years agohoraMember
If we had guns in this country as in America I wonder what it would do to our UK suicide rates?
OP, if you need to talk about anything I’m here markhoracekuk at yahoooooo.com. I’ll probably be no help and I’ll probably try buying something off you just to dick you around but hey.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
I would prefer a reset button myself.
I’ve pressed mine twice. Theres maybe less to it than people think to just change everything. I first pressed mine when I had a quick succession of encounters with people who’d had near-death encounters and in the aftermath had decided to change all the things about their life that they weren’t happy with. Not necessarily seismic changes, maybe just work/life balance things, but sometimes it involved walking away from things that on the face of it were very successful and into something a lot more unknown. I was just struck that the people who I’ve known who’ve survived ambushes in the vietnam war, survived brain tumours, survived being run over by a bus are all very mellow. Made me think that I could manage without the massive trauma ,thanks, and just settle for being relaxed.Posted 4 years agoed34Member
for some reason recently i’ve started thinking sometimes i wish i just had an ‘off’ switch i could press and that would be it, permanently shutdown like an obsolete robot.
I’m 99.9% sure i’d never top myself in any normal way but if i had this switch then it would have been pressed by now.
Anyone else ever think this?Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I pressed the stop button once, the Off switch.. I miraculously survived, and am very glad that I did..
It’s staggering how much your circumstances, outlook, everything can change, even when you think that there’s no reason to carry on..
I’ve been from beyond hopelessness to complete jubilation, and everything in between.. More than once
Don’t ever be afraid to use the reset button instead though.. It may seem like a big deal to **** everything off completely and start again from scratch, overwhelming even, but it can do wonders for enabling huge and profound shifts in your perception..Posted 4 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
I found a couple of near death experience was enough to act as a reset button. While recovering or waiting to be recovered I found my outlook on life changed a lot.
I am now far more cautious but also happier.
With regard to the FWD and RWD controllers for life I would rather have one that worked on other people rather than me. Imagine beng able to put people on Mute ar just fast forwarding them out of you life?Posted 4 years agoStoatsbrotherMember
But in my day-job this is a question I ask people all the time.
I think it is ok to feel like this if your life really has no possibility of being any good ever again, and others would agree.
But if others wouldn’t I think you need to look at how you change your life or yourself.
When I get more worried is when people start to think about how they actually would kill themselves and make plans or preparations.
To the OP. You’re not mad. Talk to someone.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
Bit more complicated with me, I have people that’d miss me, so I’d need them to die first. After that, yes, I’d press that button without hesitation.
Life isn’t a game that all of us want to participate in.
This, very much so. Certainly during my mid 20’s the only thing that stopped me was the thought that my close family (parents and wife) would be utterly destroyed by it and I’d be dooming them to a painful life. I’m glad that I didn’t for the most part but I still have my dark days whereby if I had an off button, at my lowest ebb, I would press it.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
I always thought a bypass button would be great. Flick a switch and shutters come down over your eyes and you kick back inside and watch a movie whilst the exterior you gets on with the stupefyingly boring stuff. Currently I actively look for avoidance activity to stop myself doing the stuff I don’t want to do which is just counter productive.
There are probably already chemical solutions for my needs!Posted 4 years ago
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