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Old 01-07-2009, 07:22 PM
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They don't just lose money, they lose status and "friendships" with other rich people who don't want to catch the same disease.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:53 PM
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That German Billionaire was 72 for christ's sake

I mean he has already lived his life

I am sure his family will be well off for generations, why not just stick around and help raise the grand kids ?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:21 AM
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I was once very well off...not alot to worry about financially. (This is not a pity party for myself.) Within 3 years time I was living in a homeless shelter, not because of ignorance or substance abuse or bad judgement, however the result of the circumstances around me.
Suicide came to mind, seriously.
One morning before the breakfast during prayer, I looked around at the other men at this shelter and was in awe. These men were still alive-- not concerned with there status or how they looked to others--they were alive and surviving. It washed over my soul.
It must be extremely difficult for some to lose that kind of integrity of being rich. To hold that type of "staus" in the eyes of their peers.
For those who must go into that dark night, I pray...
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:21 PM
Location: Windsor, Vero Beach, FL
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I think that the personal relationships that you loose on the way to the top are not there anymore and there is no one to really turn to for emotional help or support. In many cases, your immediate family looks at you and knows really nothing about you besides the money you make.

Folks who make this kind of money have often worked very HARD to get where they are at. The business relationships are all about the money and the personal relationships are gone or strained. Not to sound cruel or grotesque, but often times they are worth much more dead then alive and broke.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:51 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I agree with the earlier poster about ego. Many times vast sums are lost through some shaky dealings...Having to face the music is tough for some people, and they think suicide would be easier than public humiliation they would face.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:40 PM
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Suicide is not the answer for anything, but understanding the way they felt before their last breath hopefully most people would relate to. These men that took their lives did not just lose what they had it was the millions of families that trusted them with their life/money. I can understand being strong and standing by just one family (your own) but millions is a little hard to swallow.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:48 AM
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I don't know why these greedy rich bastards do it, but I clap and cheer every time one does.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Originally Posted by Woof Woof Woof! View Post
I think that every one who has lost money and is suffering financially lately takes it personally to some extent. Some kill themselves, others take to drinking, and so on
I've always looked upon alcoholics, drug addicts, and workaholics as slow suicides. They should be included in the suicide rates.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:40 AM
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I also think we need to realise that other people that have difficlties do it every day. I really don't think we can realise the deep depression it takes to actually committt suicide. Some may think about it but doing it is another thing.So I thnik its not just the rich losing money that do it by any means.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:01 AM
Location: USA
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Well, I guess that's what happends when money is your #1 priority in life.

I think family should be your #1 priority, less people would commit suicide if that was the case.
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