Living yet Dying

Why is it that the first thing that comes to our mind when someone killed himself no matter how much we know he was suffering, or how much other people hurt him  – physically and emotionally – is “Why would he do that?” or say something like “That’s selfish” Or when a girl is being abused, we keep on pondering on “Why is she not leaving him?” “That’s a martyr act”

Where are those questions that needed to be asked? Where are the “How can those people do that to him?” “Why did they treat him like that?” “Why is he hurting her?” Shouldn’t those be the questions that must be asked first? or comment like “Some people should really stop being an assholes”

They keep on saying that suicide is not an option and girls who stay are weak. But suicide is an option and boys who beat girls are the weak ones.

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Suicide. It happens every day. According to suicide.org, over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year. On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. That while you were drinking your favorite coffee for an hour, 90 people already passed this world by taking their own lives. Scary, right?

According to healthyplace.com, causes of suicide among youths include bullying, cyber bullying, depression, abuse, a detrimental home life, and loss of a loved one.

Bullying. I’m not gonna go clean with this one because I know I’ve done my share of ridiculing people before. There’s this quote that says “You can’t control other people, you can only control your reactions to them.” While this is true, people should still know that for every action, there is a consequence and words have power.  You’ll never know how much your normal words can do to someone. Some of you might say that this is absurd because words are just words – it can’t get to you unless you let it. But you see, not everyone has the same tolerance when it comes to receiving words. To some, the words you’ve uttered might be nothing, but to few it might be everything. Remember that no one really knows what’s going on in another person’s life. And saying mean things, or mocking people might be the very thing that push those people to kill themselves.

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