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James – Did you ever consider suicide?

James – Did you ever consider suicide?

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Yes, you know, I think self pity settles in, and I say, “Well, it’d be better for my wife, it’d be better for my family,” that’s your excuse.  You know it wouldn’t be better for them; it would be horrible for ... Show More

Yes, you know, I think self pity settles in, and I say, “Well, it’d be better for my wife, it’d be better for my family,” that’s your excuse.  You know it wouldn’t be better for them; it would be horrible for your wife to commit suicide.  I think it’s maybe the easy way out saying, “Oh, if I ended this all, I wouldn’t have to put up with this, I wouldn’t have to.”  But really, I’m doing it for them, you know, and I kind of caught onto my games early on, I says, “That’s the easy way out, you know, you can deal with this.”  And those were way back in the early days, and I don’t think I had those thoughts very long.  But, I’m kind of glad I couldn’t fool myself like I tried to do by saying, “If I commit suicide, it’d be better for them,” because it’s not really the reason people commit suicide, they’re just tired of dealing with life.

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James – Did you ever consider suicide?

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Injured in 1976 at age 27, quadriplegic
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Yes, you know, I think self pity settles in, and I say, “Well, it’d be better for my wife, it’d be better for my family,” that’s your excuse.  You know it wouldn’t be better for them; it would be horrible for your wife to commit suicide.  I think it’s maybe the easy way out saying, “Oh, if I ended this all, I wouldn’t have to put up with this, I wouldn’t have to.”  But really, I’m doing it for them, you know, and I kind of caught onto my games early on, I says, “That’s the easy way out, you know, you can deal with this.”  And those were way back in the early days, and I don’t think I had those thoughts very long.  But, I’m kind of glad I couldn’t fool myself like I tried to do by saying, “If I commit suicide, it’d be better for them,” because it’s not really the reason people commit suicide, they’re just tired of dealing with life.

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