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Why do writers commit suicide?

>> No.18739284

>>18739279
Because it is all too much and also many of them are depressed. Very sad.

>> No.18739287

because they are writers

>> No.18739304

>>18739279
D.F.W. killed himself because he was talentless. Too bad it took him until midway upon his journey through life to figure that one out.

>> No.18739317

>>18739279
mediocore midwits who couldnt make it in STEM

>> No.18739318

they're sad :(

>> No.18739329

>>18739317
He couldn't even take real math courses in college. He switched them all to philosophy-centered math courses.

>> No.18739337

>>18739279
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkuISzKZX3Y&ab_channel=RussiaInsight
Vladimir Zhirinovsky puts it eloquently. Only a freak can create art. Fairly sure that's true.

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>>18739329
kek reminds my of humanity tards who take logic courses for the math requirement instead of calc

>> No.18739359

>>18739329
kek reminds me of humanity tards who take logic courses for the math requirement instead of calc

>> No.18739368

>>18739279
to "get" mary karr

>> No.18739378

>>18739359
logic is more challenging than calc. there are children who take calc

>> No.18739544

>>18739279
It's a gamble. If a book is great but vastly underrated, a suicide can give it that marketing push it needs.

>> No.18740390

>>18739279
couldn't maintain the illusion

>> No.18740402

>>18739284
Many such cases :(

>> No.18740403

>>18739304
>hasn't read his philosophical texts.
if you accept Godel's incompleteness theorem, then you cannot be a fatalist. the j-system is sound and you're just jealous
>>18739329
>>18739359
refute the j-system, then pseudes

>> No.18740405

>>18739279
/wg/ threads
>haha!!!

>> No.18740416
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>>18739318

>> No.18740434

I want to kill myself. It has been getting worse. It is like psychological contractions getting stronger each time. I can't name what's stopping me, maybe hope? whatever it is it is wearing out. fuck man.

>> No.18740442

>>18740434
Well, if you're on this website and you don't have a strong sense of ego... anon, you should probably leave. This place is designed to injure your brain and fill you with self-defeat.

>> No.18740446

>>18739279
life sucks

>> No.18740447

>>18740442
yeah, maybe.

>> No.18740455

>>18740446
Life is awesome, you're just blackpilled.
>do you even lift?

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>>18740455
I lift and I think life sucks.

>> No.18740468

>>18739279
They are more perceptive and in tune with their thoughts. Depression generally leads to self reflection

>> No.18740488

>>18739279
See, most writers get all deep and depressed about life, and then they write about how depressing life is, which makes them more depressed, and then they write more, etc. It's a downward spiral.

Ultimately, I feel people (and writers in particular) would be better off if they took life less seriously. There's no need to mope about the human condition or whatnot. Write a fun book instead, about space pirates or something.

>> No.18740572

>>18739279
Why do people commit suicide?
Why didn't Dostoevsky commit suicide?

>> No.18740583

>>18740488
did.... did you just say FUN? NOO!

NOOO NOOOON NOOOONOONONOONNOONNOON WOOOOHWWWAAAAAAAWWHAHWHHAHAHHWAHHWHAWHWHHWHHHAHHAAAAHAAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

>> No.18740594

>>18740583
Fun is for gays.

>> No.18740603

>>18740488
>would be better off if they took life less seriously
Fuck yourself

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>>18740488
How many people on /lit/ you think have ever thrown a party?

>> No.18740670

>>18739279
Having Intelligence but being in the wrong environment can be a handicap. Some jobs have real occupational hazards, like doctors, lawyers, cops, therapists. First world techno 'culture' is hazardous. The brain can only take 10 years or so of a poisonous unhealthy environment before it gets incurably sick. We are tribal, but live in a techno culture. Native Amazonians brought to a city die unless they can get back to their tribe of 100 or less people.

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Iris Chang's case is somewhat explainable as she saturated her mind with stories of unbelievably hideous atrocities for 20 years or so until all hope and desire for life disappeared. To be too aware of the reality of human suffering is no fun.

>> No.18740717

You see, OP, depression itself is the infinite jest.

>> No.18740720

>>18740704
She was actually mentally unstable to begin with (and focusing on dark shit for a few years wasn't helpful). Don't romanticize it, her mental health proclivities could have been as responsible for her focus as they were for her suicide.

(Also, The Rape of Nanking is poorly written and I hope a better historian steps and does a better job).

>> No.18740863

>>18740720
>The Rape of Nanking is poorly written and I hope a better historian steps and does a better job
I wouldnt wish that task on anyone who values their sanity. There is such a thing as being literally driven to despair.

>> No.18740927

>>18739279
Intelligence intensifies suffering. Not that I'm saying that the guy in OP's was intelligent mind you.

>> No.18740982

>>18739279
To be a writer is to constantly look at how shitty the world is, then make fantasies about how it could be better than it really is.

>> No.18741007

>>18740572
Dostoevsky was probably pretty chill irl since all his books are moral tales about how not believing in god makes you a murderous neurotic wierdo.

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>>18740982
For the record I do not advocate for beatings, I just write about them

>> No.18741074

>>18740572
Dostoyevsky took the Godpill.

>> No.18741078

>>18741074
Well that, and narrowly avoiding execution reinforced his will to live.

>> No.18741114

Let's make a list of poets, writers who an hero'd

DFW
Woolf
Hemingway
Thompson
Mishima
Plath
Trakl
Pavese
Sadegh Hedayat
Paul Celan
Dazai

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>>18740704
schizophrenia

The right meds and she'd be alive right now. How did they miss this?

>> No.18741199

>>18740434
Look up a YT channel called JulienHimself

>> No.18741202

It is something to do with the hands

>> No.18741327

>>18739337
based and gulag-pilled

>> No.18741506

>>18741126
The East's treatment for mental illness tends to be less than stellar

>> No.18741511

>>18739317
t.can't even spell mediocre

>> No.18742042

>>18741126
>The right meds and she'd be alive right now, working as a cashier somewhere

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