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Foreign Concepts Statistics say teenage suicide is the curse of American culture. Society likes to smile as it reminds us that Seppukku is a Japanese word (Un-American). Honor (suicide): Foreign Concept Today, I read a letter I found in a case profile from a Girl long dead- case closed: Like a Juliet with common hormones and anxieties, but without the intimacy of a dagger. She overdosed and gave me a face carefully placed in a drab manilla folder- visualized statistic. As I close the case folder and seal it for the records, I remember what a famous Japanese author once said in his death note: "No one understands why they do this- there just seems to other options." Honorable (options): foreign concept.
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