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Say "NO" to Suicide

Of course, different people have different views on life. But let me stress here that in no way is life that miserable to the point that you can just take your life away from yourself.

I'm sure that a lot of us, maybe all of us, have felt at one point of life that life just doesn't seem worth living at all because of some high-level depression, relationship problems, life struggle and so on. Not that I've not felt suicidal before, but that does not constitute the reason why I should stop living and decide on what is supposedly the "best" for me.

Suicide may seem to be the easy way out, but it isn't. Indeed, it takes a lot of courage to put an end to their own lives, but I'm strictly discouraging anyone from committing suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, go talk to somebody about your problems. Consult a psychiatrist if you need to. The problem is that many people think consulting a psychiatrist is only necessary if the person has a "loose nut" in the head. That is not necessarily so. A psychiatrist can act as a counsellor who gives advice when it comes to life issues.

Besides, is there any problem that just cannot be solved? No, not at all. In fact, with patience, strength, determination and the courage to face the problem, all can be solved given some time.

Most importantly, one should know that committing suicide isn't the solution to all your problems. In fact, it creates more problems and it is an act of escaping or running away from them. Why run? Are humans not created to withstand stress and solve problems? After all, nobody has ever said that life is a bed of roses (they contain thorns waiting to prick you here and there).

Most of the suicide cases happen because of relationship problems. I mean, can you count how many suicide cases are due to relationship problems? No, it's uncountable. Just to name one example, remember Leslie Cheung?

Being in a relationship is like standing on delicate ground; you'll never know when you might step into quicksand. But when some people do, they don't shout for help, they just let themselves sink. Or some of them think that they are able to get out themselves. For those who are able to do so, very well! This will add to their experience and maturity. For those who are not, they can still be saved if they shout, otherwise they will just sink to oblivion (OK, maybe not).

No doubt, a person who is in a relationship will or may face many problems (*recalls his own relationship*. Strange... I never had any. Seriously!). Sometimes, those problems can stress an individual up so much that they are at their wits' end. They go into long-term depression and when they can't handle it, they "kiss" all of us goodbye.

Look, life is more than just a relationship. I would advise that being in a relationship is strictly OK, provided you really know your priorities. I say "really" because a lot of people think and say they know what their priorities are but they fail to uphold their words miserably.

At our particular age, getting involved in a relationship is normal, but I would advise not too emotionally attached or dependent. This might seem harsh but pray read on. Relationships, like life, are not a bed of roses. When things go wrong, and I mean wrong, it will hurt emotionally and even psychologically, some even physically. When things do go wrong, depending on how emotionally attached are you to your partner, it can affect the level of emotional distress you experience.

Sometimes, when things do go wrong or when you are facing a dilemma, it is time to step out from things for a while and look into them; you might get a clearer picture of what is happening and what you should be doing. Also, when one is in some sort of dilemma, often you choose to stay in the "grey" area waiting for things to happen so that you can decide the next step. I suggest don't. Staying in the "grey" area for a long time, to me, is equivalent to escaping from the problem itself. Stepping out of the "grey" area would allow you to face the problem directly and deal with it. It is indeed easier said than done, but if you don't even give yourself a chance to try and step out of things, you'll never know if it's "easier said than done" or "easier done than said".

No matter what the circumstances are, in no way is it justified for a person to commit suicide. If anyone here does contemplate to take his or her own life, halt your intentions and ask yourself these: Is it necessary? How will other people react? Will my problems be solved? What about my loved ones? etc.

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  1. Comrade Cripple said...

    Many people with similar disabilities to mine want to commit assisted suicide in Europe. What is this nonsense? Life must always be lived to the very end.

    ~multum in parvo~  


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