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Knowing Your End Date

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Depression, Suicide, Survival

In Thaiboxing, the brutal national sport of Thailand, fighters fight full contact for 5 x 3 minute rounds. Blood is plentiful. Knockouts a regular event. Lots of money and bright futures for the winners.

Now an interesting phenomenon happens in the last round when a fight is one-sided. Quite often the winner will stay stay away from the loser saving them both injury. They effectively “give up the fight” knowing the end is near and the result obvious. Plus they want to fight again the next week.
Pretty logical.
So is it giving up when the end is in sight and the result is obvious. Is that what Robin Williams did? Was it as rational as the action of the Thai fighter? (more…)