Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation. (3)
Kierkegaard, Søren. The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion. Trans. Alexander Dru. Harper Perennial 2010.
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