That is to say, it is likely that my version allows for death to be a benefit more often than the usual view. . . In many cultures (including most western cultures), there is immense prejudice against suicide. It is often viewed as cowardly where it is not dismissed as a consequence of mental illness. My view allows the possibility that suicide may more often be rational and may even be more rational than continuing to exist. This is because it may be an irrational love for life that keeps many people alive when their lives have actually become so bad that ceasing to exist would be better.

— Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence by David Benatar | Ch: Death and Suicide (Conclusion) | pg. 219