Kill the Elves!

Word Press Post a Day – A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

I just said something unintentionally the other day that was extremely funny!  Or I should say I typed something — or my phone autocorrected it and I was not paying attention…something you should never do.  Never ever reply to a post on here and not pay attention to what your phone autocorrects!

I was replying to a post on Hope’s blog – she usually writes about mental health issues, which is something I am very passionate about.  Her post is here if you wish to read it.  Anyway, so I was commenting back – and there has been a lot of discussion since Robin Williams suicide about if suicide is selfish or not.  There are lots of different opinions about this – I understand that.  Mine personally, coming from someone who has mental illness and knows how it affects you, that it is a disease that takes over me and I don’t really know what I am doing, that I don’t understand what I am doing, and that it completely distorts my thinking, and for a wide variety of other reasons — is that it is not selfish.  I am really not wanting to get into a debate about this on here though.

However, my comment meant to say –

“…… And I don’t think anyone who kills themselves is selfish. I got into an argument with a friends friend on facebook about this the other day. It created some lively discussion to say the least!”

However, what ended up being said, thanks to the wonderful technology of autocorrect on my phone, which I failed to pay attention to was,

“……And I don’t think anyone who kills the elves is selfish. I got into an argument with a friends friend on facebook about this the other day. It created some lively discussion to say the least!”

Needless to say, apparently, deep down inside, I don’t think killing the elves is very selfish either!  I guess I have a subconscious dislike for elves.  They must not have built enough toys for me as a kid or my toys must have always broke because they weren’t built correctly – I’m not really sure.

So, feel free to kill the elves, I will not think you are selfish!

 

However, to be serious here —while I do not think it is selfish to commit suicide, that does not mean that I think you should do it.  So if you are depressed and struggling with suicidal thoughts or any other mental health issues – please reach out for help.  Talk to your doctor, a family member, or friend.  If you are in the US you can also call the suicide crisis line at:

1-800-273-8255

or go to:

www.crisischat.org

www.IMAlive.org

 

If you live internationally, you can find help and resources for numbers to call here or here.

Stay safe!

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18 thoughts on “Kill the Elves!”

  1. And this needs to be about that unexpected laughter, that has us doubled over at least for a little while. I also like your take on whether suicide is a selfish act or not. I lean toward the selfish. But then again I don’t suffer from that kind of depression. So thanks for the other side to the this topic. Shazza

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  2. Yep, it just happened the other day, and I am still laughing about it – and I think I will look back and laugh on it for a while.

    And everyone is going to have their own thoughts on the suicide issue. Whether they have mental illness or not I think people go either way on it. There will never be a consensus! It is just one of those topics!

    🙂

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  3. Well I’m very glad that you’re here and I love yout header for your blog too. Very clever. Mental illness is I’m sure very tough for people. And it’s nice to see that people who struggle with it are also out there to help others. So I will be checking back often to here what you have to say about this illness. Blessings too you!!

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  4. I think it’s probably my favorite autocorrect error ever! Definitely gave me a good laugh, although I figured out pretty quickly what you’d meant to say. A laugh is always nice, even if it’s unintentional.

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  5. Only kill the dark elves!

    The rest are lawful (possibly neutral or chaotic neutral). Ha! I just channeled my inner D&D nerd!!

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  6. I like elves myself. There a pretty good D&D race to play, although playing a Drow has become grossly cliche’. So please don’t kill them. Unless they started it.

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