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Rest in Peace Amigo.

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Seen it happened twice in our building where foreigners are so destitute and desperate

to off them selves over paltry money problems specially in the days where you can get help

from government bodies and NGO groups, salvation army, help lines and support groups..

I can't understand it....

If by that age one is still living paycheck to paycheck it could lead one to despair and maybe the bottle.

The Salvation Army is in SEA?

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Seen it happened twice in our building where foreigners are so destitute and desperate

to off them selves over paltry money problems specially in the days where you can get help

from government bodies and NGO groups, salvation army, help lines and support groups..

I can't understand it....

how is the guy to access the services you mention while in thailand?

First have to pay for a flight home to do these things and even then he will probably have nowhere to live and be put on a long waiting list for help.

we like to think the destitute have help but in reality governments and countries owned and operated by rich will give away nothing.

look at the case of homeless farangs on streets of bamgkok..no-one to help them, even embassy wipes their hands of it if u have no way of repaying a loan.

sad case but it will happen a lot more since greed rules this world.

Suicides in Australia are many if you know ambulance officers, but are not allowed to be reported since it reflects how the supposed leaders and lawmakers are to blame from repressive rules and laws that help out them in power

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Seen it happened twice in our building where foreigners are so destitute and desperate

to off them selves over paltry money problems specially in the days where you can get help

from government bodies and NGO groups, salvation army, help lines and support groups..

I can't understand it....

how is the guy to access the services you mention while in thailand?

First have to pay for a flight home to do these things and even then he will probably have nowhere to live and be put on a long waiting list for help.

we like to think the destitute have help but in reality governments and countries owned and operated by rich will give away nothing.

look at the case of homeless farangs on streets of bamgkok..no-one to help them, even embassy wipes their hands of it if u have no way of repaying a loan.

sad case but it will happen a lot more since greed rules this world.

Suicides in Australia are many if you know ambulance officers, but are not allowed to be reported since it reflects how the supposed leaders and lawmakers are to blame from repressive rules and laws that help out them in power

Got any proof of your claims? Suicide is covered extensively by the Australian media, relevant government agencies, together with many support organisations. Just one example of media reporting below:

Australia's suicide rate climbs as experts declare a 'national tragedy'

Seventy-five per cent of people who took their own lives in 2012 were male, with the highest rate among men over 85.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/26/australias-suicide-rate-climbs-as-experts-declare-a-national-tragedy

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Always very sad to hear of such cases. Some people get angry about suicides but depression can be like cancer - once it gets a hold it develops a life of its own. Like cancer depression should not be ignored in its early stages.

I have been told by a teacher from 'the' best known international school that pupil numbers are on a decline and they have been laying off. He is one of the ones to go and he said they were cutting from the top, those most highly paid.

Saan,

My son attended 'the' best known international school. It was a terrible school. He now attends another school. Not the best known, but well known. It is turning students away. It is fully booked in many classes beyond next year.

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Seen it happened twice in our building where foreigners are so destitute and desperate

to off them selves over paltry money problems specially in the days where you can get help

from government bodies and NGO groups, salvation army, help lines and support groups..

I can't understand it....

If you can't understand it you have never been there. Leave it at that.

I have been there and still can not understand it...

This guy was 1 year away from forced retirement in Thailand.....He knew what was coming....

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i've been down and out,lost everything and i can see why some people take the easy way out,i was nearly one of these people back in 2009.Believe it or not,i managed to pick myself up and turn things around and i'm in a better position now than i was before i went downhill.life has never been better.R.I.P Fellawai2.gif

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i've been down and out,lost everything and i can see why some people take the easy way out,i was nearly one of these people back in 2009.Believe it or not,i managed to pick myself up and turn things around and i'm in a better position now than i was before i went downhill.life has never been better.R.I.P Fella:wai2:

How old are you?

Broke at 40 and broke at 60 are entirely different situations.

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"taking a different bar girl every night and enjoying his retirement."

A teenager's view of the perfect retirement life.

I'm a lot closer to retirement age than my teens. In fact I retired once already.

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Broke at 40 and broke at 60 are entirely different situations.

Hear, hear.

Edited by Ulysses G.

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It cracks me up how everyone mixed up in the logical abortion that is "positive thinking" ** automatically assumes mental illness. Unemotional logic dictates it's the other way around.

** So-called "positive thinking" isn't going to be positive when it's inaccurate, as it's guaranteed to be when you're blocking out unpleasant realities. This world has "positive thinking" conflated with Delusion / Fantasy / Denial / Psychosis. True positive thinking has to be accurate thinking, which includes all pleasant and unpleasant realities.

Shakespeare had something to say on the matter.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.

Maybe "positive thinkers" are cowards who can't handle reality? coffee1.gif

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So sad. Reminds me of the one the other year. He was a retired army guy who moved here and was swindled out of his life savings by one of those fake call centers. Ended up taking his life when he should have been taking a different bar girl every night and enjoying his retirement.

That's a doozie. I failed to hear about this one.

Swindlers are scum sent here to destroy lives and seems they succeeded in this case but I m sure not their only victim. Is this call centre still operating do you know ?

Sorry I don't know. Never saw any follow up on that just that this was how he lost everything. Seems like they're always popping up though.

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I think 59 years in this world is long enough. I'll be there in a couple years....why go through all the BS.....

Why wait a couple of more years...with that attitude...?

I will be 70 my next birthday...and am still discovering things that excite me and make life worth living...

I am ready to go...when the time comes...until then...I am living life as if I will never die...everyday is a new adventure...

Agreed ^

Consider every moment wasted, as one less 'Livin' la Vida Loca’. 70 is definitely the new 50.

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RIP mate

It is hard to deal with this in Thailand

At least you are in a better place now

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