The first time when I heard someone saying “suicide” was during my class tenth, when one of my friends told me that one of our classmates had committed suicide. That guy used to sit besides me. I wondered what prompted him to take such a drastic step even as the results were still to be declared.
The thought evaporated over the years but comes back as I read or hear about people committing suicides through the newspapers or news channel. The number of people committing suicicdes has gone up and some of the reasons may even baffle you.
Growing up, we are all taught the winning ways but are left alone when faced with a setback. Has the society reached to such a level that failures are simply not acceptable? As it is said “Success has many fathers, Failure has none”.
Committing Suicide is like taking the easy way out. Not facing the people who keep reminding you that you have failed, lost your job, are unemployed and other numerous taunts that becomes unbearable for some.
Has the tolerance level of today’s individual’s stoop so low that they just cannot accept failure and try again?
No one can really understand the predicament of such an individual who contemplates such thoughts or is it that we never try to when they try to reach us out?
People today have become so closed-up that some of them actually think twice before they lay their bare chest open. The love between the family members, friends and others are hardly shown and are kept for occasions only. It needs to be shown everyday in forms of hugs, words and support to show that there are people who care for you so that they can reach out to them when they need the support and help.
No wonder it leaves many people stumped when they hear someone they knew commit suicide as they had never saw it coming. Suicides by celebrities evoked the same shock as behind the glam life; one could never see the true emotions hidden behind the face.
The truth is, there are always signs to see if one can observe it, an individual who thinks about taking such a drastic step often shows withdrawal symptoms which is in contrast to their personalities.
Life is all about living and not about running away when one finds themselves in troubled waters. We need to learn living through our bad times as we do in our good times. Nothing lasts forever. It’s just a phase which either makes you realize something you haven’t or gives you enough strength so that you can bounce back, but for that to happen one has to try.
Problems come and go, but life once gone cannot come back again. Before taking that big step, one should think about their loved ones and what would they be put up through…