Some Thoughts on Suicide. Is it Logical?
Wilber C G
The clearly documented rise in suicide among younger age groups, at least in the United States, is cause for worry. Those who succeed in self-destruction all too frequently are highly intelligent individuals; the waste of human talent is obvious. A review of suicides investigated & of literature suggests that total loss of hope on the part of the victim results in an astigmatic perception of reality; in the face of these circumstances, suicide is a logical conclusion for the victim. 8 refs.