This is going to be a little different from what I usually post, but I just felt the need to write about this chain of events that has been happening in my school. Please note that these are my views and I certainly do not wish to offend anyone. Please read with an open mind.
Last year in July, a batch mate jumped from the third floor in an attempt to commit suicide. On this Friday, another student of class 10th jumped from the same floor. Both ended up getting severely hurt and they broke their ribs. The reasons for their actions does not at all justify their act. One jumped because he got suspended, another because his girlfriend dumped him. Only because of that reason. I’m not being insensitive, not at all. But what will you think when the guy posts a selfie on FB the next day, smiling, with the caption. “Broken ribs with a broken heart. Please pray for me that I get well.” I’m sorry but he clearly did it for attention. And In no way is that acceptable. The gloom that had surrounded our school on both the days was heart breaking. Half of the people were upset, half of them were crying and the school authority had to manage a lot of things. When I saw that post, my blood began to boil. We all had been terrified of what may happen, we were worried and that guy on the other hand was posting stupid pictures with inane statuses. I do have sympathy, but it’s hard to sympathize for someone who did something really terrible and all that for just a girl, without thinking of the effects it will have on his family or his friends or that girl who was petrified to death after she was questioned by the school and the police. People have worse problems and worse lives, but they live. Some don’t have shelter, money or food, some have lost their loved ones, some have severe health issues and some don’t even have a whole functioning body. But they live. And so can you. I only mean to say, is that please think, once twice and thrice before doing any such thing. I know that sometimes everything seems the end of the world, and all you can feel is that strange bad heavy feeling in your chest, and you want to get rid of that feeling forever. But suicide is not the solution. Yes, it is an easy solution but not the right one. Think about the ones who love you, would you want to snatch the smile off their faces? Some of you may know that I’m a HUGE fan of Sherlock Holmes, in the lying detective (One of the episodes of season 4) he said something really strong about taking your own life in this scene:
“Taking your own life. Interesting expression, Taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to someone else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”
I would love to know your views on this subject. And I really do hope that I didn’t offend anyone. Have a lovely day. Stay strong. 😄