The most ubiquitous news that we hear nowadays is about the teen who under parental pressure, due to humiliation by the school authority, because of getting low marks (according to his/family’s expectation) decides to buy a perfectly strong rope from the market, hang it up on the ceiling fan of his room, and.. you know the rest. The question is that how is the meaning of life so insignificant and so insubstantial for the young generation? Why do people devalue their life and play it like a game? Is Suicide even an option?
Life is so much more than the mark-sheet of a particular class, grades of a mere semester, a failed job, a rejection, a heartbreak. Life is way more than all of that. It is way bigger than the timid obstacles.
The concept of ‘survival of the fittest’ is not just for the wild. It is very much applicable to the human race- Life is not a bed of roses, it is a roller-coaster ride with its ups and downs. It will hurl at you stones that you’d need to face with the skin of your teeth, it will pierce you with arrows that you’d need to fight with all the will and strength you possess. Only then will you be able to enjoy the rainbow in the sky.
Giving up is just not the solution. Ending up one’s life or in common language committing suicide, just shows how weak one was, how incapable one was to face the problems that everyone else is facing too. When others are able to battle with their issues, why can’t you do it? People don’t understand the repercussions of their cowardice. The pain that they inflict on the mother who stayed up all night healing them, on the father who worked more than his capacity to pay for their education, the sister who wanted to hug them after her school, the friend who always helped them out of the meager issues, the teacher who wanted them to stop the city and so many others attached to him is immeasurable.
Life is not so hollow as you consider it to be. Suicide is just not an option. Open your eyes to the little pieces of joy around you. If there are a dozen reasons to be glum about something, there are hundreds of reasons to be smug about. Just begin to search for happiness and it is bound to come your way. Garner all the strength you have whenever you feel dejected and morose. Breathe the wind that caresses your skin, feel the sunshine that lights your way and touch the sky to achieve your goals. No one’s life is perfect, you just gotta make it worth living.