Kevin is faced with a hard choice. Suicide would end it all. If he was dead, his family would be safe. His enemies would not seek retribution, they would not kill for no gain. It would be the ultimate selfless final act and his family could continue life without him. Or would it be? This a question he is faced with and there is no pussyfooting around it. I believe this question has it's unfortunate parallels in our world with the issue of euthanasia or so-called assisted suicide, in order to relieve a person of pain and suffering. Do you place the priority of your loved ones ahead of yourself? Are you morally obliged to?
Whenever you think what is the most important aspect in life, happiness is everything. If you are not happy, nothing has meaning. You have to wonder than why the majority of the governments efforts and budget go towards stabilizing the economy. Money doesn't make you happy. Financial security is great but it's an illusion like everything else. We live in a dynamic world and your fortunes can turn on the flip of a dime. We all seek stability, but everything changes. What matters most is your mental resilience and emotional well being.