To be or not to be ?
To be what? I never understood the question. Damned Shakespeare.
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
that Flesh is heir to?
Classic Shakespeare quote.
Each of us must find our own answer to this question.
At this time, I am rather fond of life so the current answer is "To be".
In my opinion It is often sad when some young (40's and below) people in good physical health decide "not to be" as this outcome destroys, for them, all chance for potentially greater outcomes.
I have know several young people make that choice. The saddest was a young woman who, according to the note her friends found beneath her hanging body read, "I have killed myself so I can live in heaven with Jesus and my dead father."