Cambodians and Suicide

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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:12 pm

giblet wrote:It's interesting, because so many young Cambodians seem to be willing to ruin their own lives to pay for their parents' medical care (this is often a reason that women go into sex work, at least according to the documentaries I've seen). So maybe while they are willing to make these sacrifices, they secretly wish their sick parent would just die so they wouldn't have to.
And maybe with those being the only available options, if a sickness is terminal anyway, the parent self accelerating the process is actually doing as much of the right thing as is available.

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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by ali baba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:15 pm

General Mackevili wrote:To be more accurate and in order to copy what she said, you would be quoted as saying, "Robin Williams killed himself because he was depressed and didn't want his family to have to deal with it. Respect to him."

Yes, if you said that, I would most definitely think that you were giving your "stamp of approval" for his reasoning.
I'm a native speaker of English so I can express myself more clearly than a Khmer but I often struggle on facebook because I cannot use paragraphs. If you hit enter your comments get posted. You cannot format your comments coherently.

I still don't understand the point of your thread. Surely you know this D------ better than I do?
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:23 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Are her thoughts on the matter on par with others?
ali baba wrote: I'm a native speaker of English...

I still don't understand the point of your thread. Surely you know this D------ better than I do?
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" I'm a native speaker of English..."

I'm starting to have my doubts, LoL...



Out of curiosity, what do YOU think she meant by her post? To me, it's pretty obvious she is saying she respects/agrees with the ladies reasoning for killing herself.
"Life is too important to take seriously."

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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by ali baba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:31 pm

I ask you a sincere question so you insult me?!?
What an arsehole.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:36 pm

ali baba wrote:I ask you a sincere question so you insult me?!?
What an arsehole.
Eh? What insult?

What did she mean, in your opinion?
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:40 pm

ali baba wrote:... I often struggle on facebook because I cannot use paragraphs. If you hit enter your comments get posted. You cannot format your comments coherently...
Eh? Here, let me help you with Facebook...

You CAN use paragraphs.

All you need to do is hold the "shift" key down when you press "enter" to start a new paragraph to avoid it getting instantly posted instead.

:hattip:
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by ali baba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:41 pm

General Mackevili wrote:What did she mean, in your opinion?
Sorry if I cannot juggle reading pictures in spoilers that you have scribbled on.

My English is only at level 6.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:48 pm

ali baba wrote: Sorry if I cannot juggle reading pictures in spoilers that you have scribbled on.

My English is only at level 6.
LoL, well, I can teach you how to effectively use "spoilers" too. It will be the last freebie though.

Maybe I'll invite her to come post what she meant on here in Khmer script, then we can get to the root of her meaning of "respect" on the subject.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by ali baba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:55 pm

She's your friend why don't you talk to her yourself?
I don't want to be in your love triangle.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by Joon » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:50 pm

Reading that FB post (may the grandma RIP), it didn't come off as condoning the suicide act but rather a way for her to acknowledge the sacrifice and honor the grandmother's memory.
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