Do you want to live?
Of course, the answer would be YES.
But for someone, in some corner of the world the answer would be NO. Wondering, why I am telling so?
Actually, it’s not me, but the stats which clearly states that people don’t want to live their life.
- Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34.
- More than 80000 people commit suicide every year
Well, it is frightening and a big reason to worry that why suicide rates are increasing? Is it a right decision to end up your life?Actually, what made me discuss this with you is that I got to hear a suicide case today evening. It shook me completely, and honestly, it wasn’t the first case I heard. Here I am sharing three ‘Suicide Stories’ which I ‘unfortunately’ confronted in one way or the other.
Story #1: A girl in love
Back in year 2007, I was in 11th standard, and there was a girl, Ria (name changed) who used to sit beside me. She was a brilliant student and a ‘silent’ one too. All was good in the starting days. She used to have fun, bunk classes, miss out lectures, and do all those random things, which everyone do in their school days.One fine day, I saw her talking to someone on phone and crying louder. Firstly, I hesitated in asking, but I couldn’t resist. On my repeated request, she stated her love story. I won’t make it long!
She was in love with a person who was 12 years elder to her, and was a doctor by profession. Due to their age gap and some other family issues, nothing was going fine in their relationship. She told me that her beau was planning to get hitched with someone. With all my sympathy, I tried my level best to relieve her, knowing that she was highly depressed.
Four days later, I saw my father reading news in the newspaper that a girl from my school committed suicide. To all my surprise I snatched the paper and was left in tears after looking at her beautiful photograph there!
Story #2: A father in lien
I met a girl in my tuition classes in 2011. She was from a descent family with a good financial background. But this was what I thought! Just after a week or more of coming into her contacts, I learnt that her father burnt himself to death.When the police investigated for reason, they got to know that they were badly in debts. Actually, their family business was sinking from past few years. But in order to maintain their high standards of living, her father kept on engaging into loans and other forms of debts.
And when he found himself incapable of paying those back, he ended up his life and happiness of his family!
Story #3: A ‘failed’ boy
Sometimes, even we put greater efforts, we fail. Same was the case with Abhi. It is the same suicide story I heard this evening from my brother.
Abhi was my brother’s classmate. He was an average student. And day before yesterday, when his roommates entered his room, they found him hanging to the ceiling fan. While the reason is not clear yet, however, the near and dear are expecting it due to the fear of failing in coming results. The results which are yet to be announced in June!It was completely shocking.
Life is precious, isn’t it? Then why people like Ria, Abhi and the father dare to end up it?
Is that fear to lose someone or something bigger than the happiness of those who really care for us?
- In Ria’s case; she was the only child. She left her parents all alone, wondering what their fault was. Will her parents ever smile again?
- In Father’s case; was a lavishing lifestyle more important than his kids smile? Won’t they now be living in terrible circumstances?
- In Abhi’s case; what if the results appear to be good for him? And even if he would have failed, weren’t their other opportunities?
In a nutshell, one thing is pretty clear; running away from fears will not help. And SUICIDE is not right in any sense.Yes, it’s a coward step and even the thought of doing so should be kept at bay.
What is your say?
If you have any tips for those thinking to suicide, don’t forget to share. You might save someone’s life!