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Egoistic suicide is when one determines that they no longer find a reason to exist in life.
Examples of this would be people deep in a depression with no future goals, one having feelings of worthlessness, and one who believes they are failing to personal and/or societal expectations.
Egoisitic suicide resulted from too little social integration. Those individuals who were not sufficiently bound to social groups (and therefore well-defined values, traditions, norms, and goals) were left with little social support or guidance, and therefore tended to commit suicide on an increased basis. An example Durkheim discovered was that of unmarried people, particularly males, who, with less to bind and connect them to stable social norms and goals, committed suicide at higher rates than unmarried people (Kate Hoolu 1998).
|Suicide varies inversely with the degree of integration of the social groups, of which the individual forms a part. Egoistic suicide springs from excessive individualism, wherein the individual ego asserts itself to excess in the face of the social ego. Egoism is the generating cause of egoistic suicide. In addition, the bond attaching man to life relaxes because the one attaching him to society is weak. The individual yields to the slightest shock of circumstance because the state of society has made him a ready prey to suicide (Chicago University's Society of Social Research 2000).|