The Suicide of Admiral Nimitz

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The story has made me have a deeply consideration in “The Suicide of Admiral Nimitz,” on his believe to commit suicide. The ways I can fully explain this case is by placing myself in Nimitz’s perspective about suicide and the judgments individuals decide on when killing oneself. On the other hand, I strongly oppose to any suicidal situation because it is immoral to murder any human’s life. Additionally, I will further analyze this situation based on my personal moral believes.

I am aware of Nimitz’s situation why he ended his life coming from deteriorating health to unwillingness to departure from his wife led him to extreme measures. First, we must all understand that we have different mind set of ego on how we approach morality. We can express certain beliefs by emotions, God’s principles, or for the sake of one’s own termination. “We have consciously, rationally, deliberately and our own free will taken measures to end our lives today because of the physical limitations on our quality of life placed upon us…” (289). His own mentality reflects him to act upon his own suicide according to the moral norms that he obtained. Furthermore, I agree that Nimitz and like everyone else has the free will on the choices he makes in his life; nonetheless, I must emphasize that we must be careful on the decisions we choose to execute oneself because we don’t know exactly what is going to happen until we are actually living it. In my opinion, I am against euthanasia because we should all talk about our problems in various methods and seek a purpose in living a virtuous life. If one is displeased with their life; moreover, it is essential for that person to communicate with their family or a professional psychiatrist. Euthanasia should be an exception; it is a way to mislead someone’s life without taking any consideration over cautious concerns they contain within themselves. Kant has once said, “… the rule of morality does not admit of [suicide] under any condition because...
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