You never go out alone like that. Always “boat” with others and wear your gear securely.
He wasn’t familiarized with Tahoe. Yeah, you can do a fishing run nearby, and get back to dock and have some lunch, but you never go out for a swim in that water by yourself. . There are oceans that are more serene and calm than lakes. Even if he hadn’t erred with shifting and locking gears, that boat could have and may have likely floated away from him, either way.
What’s weird is that if this was accidental, is that he spent 3 weeks up there, saw the lay of the land, and one would assume may have been advised about currents before going out, if he rented from a retailer. They usually tell you, Hey, it’s really choppy today, etc.
He doesn’t appear to be an insta-thirst boi, so I wonder if he filmed a suicide so that his mom knew what happened, without thinking he disappeared or that it was accidental, rather than intentional? A thoughtful son would do that, after vacationing (perhaps alone?) for three weeks in Tahoe, as perhaps a Bon Voyage, literal, “stay-cation”?
If o were goons go out for good, I would probably do something similar.
Just saying. 🤷🏻♂️ Nowhere near thinking about Best Suicide Destinations-which, by the way, should be a thing, it isn’t, and that’s why people who are obviously not thoughtless and stupid, do shit like this.
I don’t believe suicides are solutions to anything except two conditions: 1) You are NOT actually depressed, but you’re just done living and you wanna go now, and maybe even discuss it with those closest to you, and perhaps, give yourself a 10 year time limit before doing it, or 2) You’re terminally ill, don’t want treatment, and would rather enjoy 3 weeks in the wilderness, than sit in a hospital.
Death can be thoughtful and meaningful too. Sad we see it as something we demand control over when it comes to the physical bodies of others, yet never appreciate that perhaps not everyone is afraid to go, and they’re not ALWAYS, for sure, 100% depressed, if they want to.
Would we appreciate life more if we were to appreciate the choice to die at will and say when and how, as a life choice possibility? I dunno. We’re just way too religionized about it, yet we’re all gonna get to do it, no matter what.
Personally? I’m fascinated with the process of aging and understanding that it is coming, and that time really is so, so precious. 3 weeks, 3 years. Whatever is left for us, most of us, myself included, will miss opportunities to not die thoughtfully because we see death as the “great unknown”, when actually, the greatest unknown” is learning how to live without any of the important answers to important questions, and just accept that maybe we can be happy if we knew we knew that death was also a choice, not the just the inevitable, or something to stave off, fear, or even look forward to because of an afterlife idea.
I think religion fucked humanity up so, so badly, in the sense that it is reversed. Eternal life isn’t living forever. Eternal life is understanding that we are part of a universal eternity, our time is, indeed, very limited, and that depending on many variables, heaven or hell starts the second we are born, and depending on whether or not we ever grasp that concept, we can live in either place, if we were fortunate enough to be born in countries where it was a choice.