‘It’s now or never': Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide, these texts pressured him for over a week before he was able to successfully kill himself. The girl, Michelle Carter, encouraged her boyfriend and tried to allay his fears through texts.
One gem from the article, “You’re finally going to be happy in heaven. No more pain,” she told him in one message. “It’s okay to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die.”
And reading the article, she comes across as a really unpleasant and manipulative and naggy girlfriend. And admits that she could have saved him as he was texting her while committing suicide and she did not thing.
Michelle Carter is a cold blooded user and she used this kid's feelings for her as a means to control him and eventually get him to kill himself for her so she could use it as a means to get more people to pay attention to her by exploiting the tragedy of her boyfriend's suicide.
This is the very worst that our fame at all costs society generates, people who see everything and everyone else as a means to their own advancement rather than, as Emmanuel Kant dictated, as an end unto themselves.
Caveat: There are definitely scenarios where loved ones can and possibly should counsel on end of life options but this was a 19 year old healthy male, he was not remotely close to end of life issues except by his poor choice of female companion.
Rule #448 is People Who Care About You Don't Counsel You On How To Commit Suicide