This is an insightful and amazing argument against suicide:
“1. It is extremely common for people to experience ‘time dilation’ at the moment of an accident or intense experience. Thus, the moment one jumps, the intensity of the event brings about a dilation of subjective time making it feel like much longer than the few seconds they are in the air.
“2. The psychological pain that motivates someone to take their own life is one of seeking relief.. a release from burden. The act of jumping and the sensation of free fall is so intense that it serves to do just that. They experience a radical and instant psychological release.
“The combination of these two factors, imo, makes it so the majority of people who fall to their death, immediately regret it as they begin falling… and even have the time to recognize that their problems are workable. So it’s a terrible tragedy on many levels.
“In fact, of the people who have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge…
Most survivors (30+) have said afterward that they wanted to live as soon as they went over the side. In the words of one man, ‘I realized that everything in my life that I thought was unfixable was totally fixable, except for having just jumped.’
“That is chilling…