Goa police find a couple hanging from the ceiling of a hotel room. It’s not your typical suicide story:

The single-page suicide note, addressed to “whom it may concern”, states, “We have lived a very eventful and happy life together. We’ve travelled the world, lived in different countries, made more money than we ever thought possible, and enjoyed spending as much of it as we could on things that brought us joy and satisfaction. We believe in the philosophy that our life belongs to us and only us, and we have the right to choose to die as much as we have the right to live.”

The note further mentions that the couple leaves no liabilities or debts behind. There is a list of their properties, including a jointly-owned flat, attached to the suicide note. “They have also kept their last will and testament with respect to their belongings, duly signed by them,” sources said.

I wondered why no one who was happy committed suicide. To me it makes perfect sense. For doing that, I respect the above couple.

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Some of you will disagree with their hedonism: They could’ve done so much charity, helped so many people, used their money for many good causes instead of just their own happiness. All fine causes and if you believe in these causes, you should very much do that. There is nothing we are meant to do on this planet. We can however do whatever it is that makes us happy and keeps us occupied till we die. For the above couple, it was being happy and then moving on from life.

I also suspect they might have done more good for the planet by taking their lives than living on for decades — just like one does more good for the planet by not having children. Every new and existing life on this planet, every single day, utilizes more resources than it gives back. This imbalance has started showing its effects.

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I like conspiracy theories as much as the next guy (who I think is a secret agent) but I don’t think they were murdered. I’d be surprised if a murderer wrote that profound suicide note.

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