The next time you just wanna die, kill off the part of you that got you into trouble instead and go on living as a whole new person. This is called the art of selective serial suicide. It's how I try to consciously pick out all the stuff I don't like about myself and mark it for execution. It's the me who's mean, inconsiderate, greedy, and selfish. Those are the parts of me I wanna kill off, and I've been doing that consciously for nearly two decades. I've been killing off the parts of myself that need to die and making lots of room for all the parts of me that are beautiful and kind and life affirming.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 75-76