11 Facts About Altruistic suicide


Altruistic suicide is the sacrifice of one's life in order to save or benefit others, for the good of the group, or to preserve the traditions and honor of a society.

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Benevolent suicide refers to the self sacrifice of one's own life for the sake of the greater good.

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Altruistic suicide was seen by Emile Durkheim in his book Suicide: A Study In Sociology as the product of over-integration with society.

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The Indian practice of widow Altruistic suicide is called sati, and often entails the widow lying down on her husband's funeral pyre in an act of self-immolation.

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Durkheim observes that altruistic suicide is unlikely to occur much in contemporary Western society where "individual personality is increasingly freed from the collective personality".

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Altruistic suicide has been described as an evolutionarily stable strategy.

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Altruistic suicide has a long history in India, even being noted in the Dharmashastras.

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Nuamthong Praiwan, a taxi driver who attempted Altruistic suicide, drove his taxi into a tank in protest after the military coup of 2006.

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Altruistic suicide was later found hanging from a pedestrian footbridge.

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Altruistic suicide died in a second attempt in March 2020, after being subject to investigations following his actions.

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Altruistic suicide did this to protest the treatment of Buddhist practicing peoples by the Vietnamese government.

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