>>2692564>let's play semantics games so as not to examine our base assumptions
Nietzsche: there is no greater purpose so better yourself because what you do matters
Pop nihilsm: nothing matters so do what you want!
I come from an evolutionary point of view. Things that increase survivability are good, things that decrease survivability are bad. If you want to pull the whole "what is it to be good?" bullshit go take a philosophy 101 course. That should be more your scale
Suicide in principle directly harms an individuals reproductive potential and most of the time decreases survivability for their family. This in turn harms his children and thus his genetics. Now, often times people don't think about genetics at all. However they are the reason you have sexual urges and feel the need to reproduce. If you don't understand why genes want to proliferate, I suggest looking into evolutionary biology. But the tl;dr is that in general nothing that is alive actively seeks death.
Hedonism is the practice of self-indulgence.
Thus, suicidal hedonism is self-indulgance to the point of harming one's own survival, reproductive, and genetic potential. Examples are: heavy (or any) drug use, alcoholism, abnormal sexual practices, escapism, etc.>But anon! There are tons of societies that practice one or more or all of those things!
And none of them are nearly as successful as a society that wasn't built on those practices. By the way, I'm measuring success on both lifestyle and age expectancy.
A society who's culture revolves around suicidal hedonism is destined to fail. If you don't understand why your society failing is a bad thing, you're stupid.