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Suicide is never an ANSWER!

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

I read the very same line few days back and I felt like a winner despite of all the failures that have miserably been destroying me within and I felt proud of myself – really very proud for being steadfast and dedicated to the goals of my life. The question that rises over here is that if failure really is a misery that can compel you to invite a death call and split the threads of your breath? Who is not a FAILURE in this life – failure is an understatement; we all are WARRIORS! We struggle to achieve and if there are huddles to accomplish on the way to our destination then they are the trademark for earning experience – the only human on the planet who have no experience (in terms of life) is a new-born baby and as soon as he breathes in this world, he is open to the wide valley of experiences. From feeding to playing, from smiling to crying, from sensing to loving, from crawling to walking; all is a new experience for him. When he is learning to walk or sit, he does fall short a million times and he does cry often but all these efforts are worth it when he finally succeeds to sit or walk without an external support – that one smile of joy is worth the plenty tears he had cried throughout the miserable process of learning and that pain is worth the skill he has learned over the course of time. Unfortunately, as a baby grow physically with utmost optimism and a firm belief in trying; his mental capability grows with the blend of influences from the social circle and other things that encompasses the society where he grows up. When this baby starts kindergarten, he cries because he fears the new atmosphere and isolation from his mother punches him in his gut. When the same boy grows up to join school, he fears to make new friends and the competition to cope up with studies. With the time, many ups and downs are welcomed by life. Some are bearable and some are beyond one’s endurance capability, hence in any way human survives because they possess the brains to reframe themselves after being completely destroyed and devastated. Some are real warriors and endure pain and suffering coming their way with the determination, steadfastness and a hope to see the bright day but some lose hope and make a heartbreaking decision of “SUCIDE” – it pierced and slashed my soul while typing this word but encountering and accepting the reality is primarily imperative in order to eliminate it.

Suicide is one crucial reality of this bitter-sweet world. I am well aware of how life can be intimidating and discouraging but is “SUICIDE” a moral decision? Of course NOT! The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds. This is what’s happening around us and I know that it would keep increasing as it has been reported by WHO that since the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged from 15 to 44 years (male and female). I have known a guy who tried to attempt suicide around three years back but his attempt failed . I met him the day before yesterday in a cocktail party and I observed a different guy talking to me. He sounded happy and ebullient and he was talking about how he would be marrying in the upcoming months. By looking at him, I wondered if he really remembered the night his mum was crying on my mum’s shoulder and I was peeking inside the operation theater where his body was being operated to work out with poison if possible. I thought back to myself silently if he remembered how long that night would have been for his mother who had turned into a widow just a month ago. I questioned myself whether he recalls his attempt and thank Almighty for giving him another chance to live the blessing he was bestowed upon with. The smile that illuminated his face and the reflection of bliss and pride in his character was evident that I can tell very easily what his answer would be if I ask him whether the decision he made three years back about ending his life was a sane decision or not. His answer would absolutely be “NO” when he had been a victim himself of the unending toil but his contentment today is a positive weapon to encounter everything with confidence and optimism.

The WHO states that mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide. However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socio-economic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one’s identity, dissociation from one’s community or other social/belief group, and honor). The suicide rate astounded me when I read the WHO report further stating that 55% suicide attempts are made by adolescents to adults aged between 15 to 44 years and 45% suicide attempts are made by people aged 45 years and over. The crucially disheartening fact is that suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged between 15 to 24 years at which WHO states that “Youth Suicide is increasing at the greatest rate.”

Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide is an attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable. Blinded by feelings of self-loathing, hopelessness and isolation, a suicidal person can’t see any way of finding relief except through death – the only way they think they can attain peace. However despite their desire for the pain to stop, most suicidal people are deeply conflicted about ending their own lives. They wish to find an alternative to committing suicide but they just can’t see one. If a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject but talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. Hence, we have to aware ourselves to help people around us. One death in every 40 seconds is not a joke – we are a responsible “HUMAN” living on the planet (say NO to geographic divisions – we all are one and this world is our abode) Hence we can always endeavor on our part to stop this exercise and educate the people around us regarding “LIFE” who may in your opinion can later be the target of this lethal exercise. Therefore, I believe that we all have been through pain and suffering, our heart must have been attacked and invaded at times and our soul must have wished for an end once in a while but that doesn’t allow us to put a full-stop ourselves. Wait for the natural full-stop; at least that doesn’t announce you a “LOSER”. None of us desire an undignified end and even most of the suicidal people do not desire “DEATH” or “DARK-END”; instead they desire for the pain to stop. Make an aim to stay happy and make others happy. Reward the people around you with a smile and a compliment to make their day – your smile can be a healing therapy for a traumatized heart which can result in saving one life for every 40 seconds.

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About globalunison

Writing is my passion and that is what I do here on this blog. I write about everything, whether it be Nature, Love, Hate, Relationships, Humans, Personal Life (where I discuss lessons learnt through real-life experiences), Food, Philosophy (sometimes) and much more. I write in any form whether it be Prose or Poetry. I am in search of ‘Myself’, hence there is not much I can tell you about me. Perhaps, I have a very brilliant idea. Why don’t you come along with me on my journey? I will always care to share and you can also enjoy the ride. For now, this is it. I am ‘ME’ – a wanderer in search of a fulfilling life. Until next time, Love Living Life! I express my sincere gratitude to all my Readers! -Naima

80 responses to “Suicide is never an ANSWER!

  1. An aspect of suicide not often considered is that it robs others of the love they could have offered and prevents us from delivering ours to them. It is therefore selfish. But I really think it is inappropriate to try to feel the suffering or guilt of others so I withhold judgment. .

    • I respect your opinion Carl but I believe we have no right to make decisions regarding our end. Did ALMIGHTY consulted us before sending on this planet that in which home do ya want to be born or how may family family members do you want or blah blah blah.. Our beginning and end should be decided by the powers of Nature hence we should not interfere in the laws that can cause us and our loved ones misery – i agree on that it is a selfish attempt!
      Thank you so much for your comment!
      Blessings,
      -Naima.

  2. Each one of us really can make a difference. We may not purposely set out to do something, but our actions lead to things we will never know about.

    Even our little blogs might give smiles and hope to someone. We all carry a bit of responsibility to improve this world.

    Your entry today is something we don’t always want to think about. I am sure most readers here have known someone who has committed suicide or known an acquaintance of an acquaintance that has. I do.

    • Firstly, thank you for the lovely comment! I can’t agree anymore how we all should act like a responsible human to improve the conditions on the globe!! We all can make difference and so we should !!
      With much love,
      -Naima.

  3. I tried suicide, and if it wasn’t for a malfunctioning gun I would have succeeded. What the average person doesn’t realize is that suicide is generally the last resort, and seems to be the only resort. Long gone are the thoughts of those who will be left behind. One contemplates, at such a time, that they would actually be better off. This, in most cases, naturally is not true. However, the mind of depression is a deceitful one. Those who have not suffered cannot possibly appreciate the twisted thoughts of an individual at this moment. All that we can do is extend a non-judgmental agreement to support those whose lives have led to such an overwhelming degree of burden…

    • First of all, thank you for sharing your experience and though I feel sorry for you yet I would like to ask you do you regret living today? Do you really believe that ya wanted to end your breathing cycle that day and if you really believed that then why did you not make the second attempt? I do not mean to be harsh but that is one curious side of me that would like to investigate regarding the torture you must have been going through!
      I always fail to realize the difference between a person who tries to attempt suicide and those who copes up with life at every day that doesn’t show up as bright as expected! I am sure, we all have suffered the pain – I am talking about MYSELF as well. We all think of the end to pain has only one solution – DEATH!! But those who really can’t knock that feeling down must have been severely tortured or tormented but on the other hand they do not approve of the blessing that has been given to them! I have seen people suffering and attempting suicide and I have seen people suffering even more but their trust in Almighty is commendable hence you don’t fall short for an inspiration and hope that can make your day!!
      Those who attempts suicide, a message for them : In a day even if once we realize that we are better than MANY and that there are many who are not even capable of doing what we do and thank Almighty then our problems would have a complete makeover and so will be our approach towards suicide!!
      Thank you once again for your comment.
      With love,
      -Naima.

  4. Hmmm….dark subject. I read it but I didn’t really want to. Too close to home for me. Two suicides in my close knit “family..”

    • I myself agree that it is a dark subject hence I have written that we do have to accept the ground reality, for me one death every 40 second isn’t something that can be left off to deal by the Government of our countries! We have to get up and make a difference to this world!!
      The big S word really is overwhelming. i feel sorry for their families!
      Warm regards,
      -Naima.

  5. billgncs

    courageous post. Help is out there, hang on to hope, and ask for help.

  6. mindsurfer1 ⋅

    Globalunison, as a former alcohol/drug rehab counselor and ex-professional drunk I have a bit of wisdom for you and your followers to consider bought and payed for with a very high price tag. Here it is: “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” I hope this helps someone. It helped me when the clouds were very dark indeed. Made it hard to see. Then they parted, as they always do, and the light came through. As it always does. Cranky Steve

    • Oh my goodness, I love your comment to bits!!! “Suicide really is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” – that’s like the best one liner!! I can’t agree with you more in this comment cause you are so goddamn absolutely right! The dark clouds always part to let the light in so why sacrifice the blessing just cause the lining ain’t visible – patience always bear sweet fruits!
      Love you loads for such a beautiful message!!
      Hope you feel better soon health wise! Always praying for you!
      -Naima.

  7. life is a journey. there’s hope and humor even in darkness. appreciate every bit of light. life is beautiful.

    • Life really is beautiful even when it’s dark – we can appreciate the philosophy of life that how it examines our will power and strength with the span of time!
      Thank you for your lovely comment!!
      With love,
      -Naima.

  8. This is a nicely drafted post. I like the message. Everybody hurts sometimes. Suicide affects so many people. Everybody has someone to love them, no matter the relationship, and suicide punishes those people. Great post, Naima!

    • You are absolutely right Andy in your place, It punishes the people around you who love you and I wonder how can one be so selfish and self centered! Does he/she even realizes that how many lives would he torture for life time with his fatal attempt?? They need to be educated and fed with awareness. We can make a difference too by being a good human who contributes in the well-doing of the people around the globe!! It scares me to know that a death per every 40 seconds will be reducing to a death per every 20 seconds! This is heart-breaking!
      Thank you for sparing some time to drop by and leave a comment! Your feedback shows the support you offer to the cause!
      Blessings,
      -Naima.

  9. isaac976

    Sad to say, the S word had came to my mind before but it never happened. but it is definitely not a way to go in life. The repercussion of things after is harder.

    Hope your having a great day
    -Isaac

    • I give you a very big “THUMBS UP” for living life with pain but after all the dark clouds were gone and ya did see the sunlight, didn’t you?? You won three medals last year ( I just read it in your post) – you have family and friends to support you, what do you think would have they been thinking if you would have ever attempted it? This certainly is not the way to live – to end life for some piece of pain that bears a cavity in your heart. After all, that cavity would be filled with happiness because life guarantees happiness if it offers sorrow, that has been a universal rule! No man has always been upset and no man has always been happy! The mixture of both the ingredients makes LIFE!
      Thank you so much for your feedback, always appreciated!!
      Blessings,
      -Naima.

  10. Prashant

    There is never an easy way out. Even if you feel so, one must think about the leftover emotional mess they create

    http://justspokenthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/say-no-to-suicide-give-life-one-more-chance/

    • I agree completely, the emotional mess itself is a suffering for many loved ones related to him, selfishness can’t be dealt with at such a stage!
      Thank you for the feedback! I have read the post previously, I was overwhelmed that time too!!
      -Naima.

  11. As you said, “Suicide is an attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable”, which would be a persistent decision when some worst situations are on their life-path. It could be some mental-upset related issues too! This leads to the drastic fall-off of HOPE in their-own life. Even I won’t be well enough to say that, my death will be a normal one. LOL. It actually depends on the ability or guts of a person to face such situations and make apt adjustments rather than this foolish escapade. 🙂
    As usual, a relevant message sharing post from you. Have a great day ahead. Cheers buddy.\m/ 🙂

    Rahul

    • I agree with you, it depends on the capability of a person to tackle with the situations accordingly but suicide is in no way a SOLUTION – it is the end for a hopeless man and a beginning for hopelessness for the loved ones around him!!
      Thank you for your feedback!
      -Naima.

      • If you seriously moves deeper into the topic or from their point of views, those issues that they are facing is something which mayn’t be solvable especially in debt related cases I guess. 😦

        Rahul

      • Hey come on, in Pakistan there are movements who collect money to fund for the debts poor people had been burdened for ages!! I think we all can help them !!
        -Naima.

      • LOL! But that won’t works in India I guess. It’s a highly populated and democratic nation, where the rules and regulations for common-people are strictly under the control of crooked politicians. 😀 😦

        Rahul

  12. soumyav

    suicide never ends things..

    • I agree, complications for others who might see it as a safe option too further!! Life is complicated but the water is never above our head, it can always be tackled!!
      Thank you for your wise comment.
      Love,
      -Naima.

  13. this is a nice overview of this situation mixed with some personal feels as well. it’s a complicated one. certainly mental illness comes into play such as not liking meds – going off meds. i lost two who were young to this. i identified with their pain. each had a different issue unrelated to mental illness.i remember my own situation, i was having an episode but i wasn’t getting the help. i wanted to escape the pain of what i was going through. one that chooses or tries to leave life is the toughest of all choices. it wasn’t an easy one. i survived it. i’m glad that i did or i wouldn’t be doing what i’m doing today as to what i do out here. if you take some of our musicians who have left life, some it can be attributed to the fact that they were so disconnected from the world they couldn’t survive its reality – hence playing music in front of crowds, that escape. anyways, this is just a small take on this issue. a great post naima.

    • Hey Don,

      I thank you a plenty of times to share your thoughts and experiences with me, it always brings in a part of learning in my life through the accidents you explain to me!! Suicide really ain’t a solution according to me and neither it is an insane way to escape suffering – the strong will power and determination to face the circumstances are much of a powerful weapons than ending the toil by splitting the thread of your breathes!

      Thank you for the words of encouragement.

      With love,
      -Naima.

  14. Pieces

    After reading this post.. I must say you are a brave girl.. Its a very sensitive topic.. Suicides are never a solution.. It’s an act of cowards .. Life is all about struggling, fighting and finding out the right things and right people. Struggles, complications, betrayals, are the teachers, they teach us to grow stronger and smarter. That’s how the life is.

  15. Many contemplate suicide and do not go through the act! Many are ready to greet the end, but at last moments choose to relent, some in their complete dispair are unable to reason and so complete the act. And some of us remain amazed that some will consider that. The only words that come to my mind is Judge not, least you be judge. That moment is between them and what or who they believe in. At Masada after defending their city against the romans, instead of becoming slaves and facing the penalty of defying the romans… which would be death, maybe on a cross or becoming a slave, or galdiator they chose the freedom of death ,freeing their spirits from their bodies…who would judge them when they took Rome’s victory away by taking their own lives. In Taiwan during the Japan’s occupation tribesmen rebelled and fought with courage against their captors, who sought to change them but would always belittle them and use them, would try to take away all they knew in this world and their beliefs. Some chose suicide, some faced sure death in battle and some surrendered…but who can say which were right or wrong…only God can! For we can never see what is really in the heart of men and women! But the Lord can and knows the reasons why! There are many more examples over time. There will be many arguments, by why argue, for we while judging can also be can judged for every action we do or not do….everyone will have their own beliefs and opinions. Naima, a good post…move on, sharing your heart, your wisdom and your life through your words. Blessings!

  16. qiquan

    Dear Naima,

    I see wings of Angel in you =). If we set our goal to save others, and in the end, we will also save ourself. I have faith in that. It is a difficult subject, you have some good data, but I guess you are deciding how the format should go, and I see you are working towards your goal. Great!

    I hope that I can analyze more about your article, but it is 11 pm now, and I feel dizzy often after his hour.

    I like this post.
    kc
    p.s. now I start to feel the format of your blog looks familiar, hmm… =)

    • Hey Kee,

      I am glad you are sleeping well and that is very vital for good health! Thank you so much for the lovely words of encouragement! I so believe in the same philosophy that if we save others, we save ourselves cause if we serve Almighty’s humankind, He makes ways easier for us!

      Thank you so much for liking the post and I have no idea what makes you think it is familiar and to what! May be when ya are fresh in the morning, ya can analyse better!!

      Warm Regards,
      -Naima.

      • qiquan

        These day I do sleep late because I feel that I have little time to write, and if I read others blog, then I left no time to write.

        About the familiarity, I mean the layout of your post that is similar to mine, but you are more feminine because it is more colourful.

        For your post, I am thinking that you write it more like a report, from a point of view of an outsider. Alternatively, if you want more intimidation with your reader, more tender thoughts, not only from you, but from the point of others who are committing suicide. You should let me know whenever you think that I am not as critical as you in writing, because I LOVE to see others view, and opinion.

        You are just too polite to say thank you all the time after my comment =). I am just simply happy if I am able to contribute to your thoughts.

        Love,
        kc

      • Hey Kee,

        Well, I really am not sure what feminine style could be but I think I am through with the word and have digested it quite well! Lol. I know what ya mean by how I have written it as a third person and have practically now showed a variation in my opinion or some soft corner for the people who attempt to do suicide cause I really do not have any soft corner for them!!

        I would not like to share my personal experiences but in these 18 years of life I have had gone through various phases of life and all I could have done was end my life due to serious family problems but my mother’s hope and determination kept me moving!! She really is a brave lady and I thought to myself if SHE can survive then so can I and it helped me move within my life with courage and hope – suicide was never even an option!!!! My mum always said to live like winners cause we always do accomplish what we want if not immediately then at the very right moment!!

        Thank you very much for your lovely comment and for contributing your thoughts!! 🙂

        Love right back,
        -Naima.

      • qiquan

        Dear Naima

        Thank you for sharing your life! Your mother is brave, because she has you, and other kids, like the Strength of the Earth,
        came from, her Love to the little Grass =). My father too, never tell how bad life was ever to me, and he escaped from the second World War, came to a new place without a single cent, without a certificate in education, and from my mom, I knew that life was really tough in the 40s-60s for them, and even the 70s when I was born. I often remember most is the smile of my father.

        Every simple mind, living in this simple life, and struggling to live for tomorrow, is a hero to me, and therefore, I pay respect to each and everyone, and being loving to every of them.

        I am glad that now you the little grass that are strong against the storm =)!

        Love,
        kc

  17. Tatsat

    I would have to admit that I am just a couple of posts-old on your blog and do not know much about the topics you write about. But this… this is one topic that takes me by surprise. And, its a happy surprise. I least expected you to write on something this serious and what a splendid post you have come out with. Facts, heart and soul- everything in right proportions. Very well written 🙂

    I believe, but I hope I am proven wrong by people, almost everyone comes close to taking the drastic step. Reasons might be different, because…well…everyone has a subjective ability to endure stress. But, at some point of time in life, we as humans, get to a point when all hope is lost. Its kind of like a tipping point. But just as you said, love is what pulls us back. Difficult it might be at that moment, but there always is- hope 🙂

    PS- Once again, amazing post. So much so that, there is not much I can add here 🙂 Thank you !

    • Hey Tatsat (if that really is your real name),

      I am always over-whelmed with your feedback. Your descriptive comments paint a smile across my face and I am stunned to see your capability to understand the writer on your part and blend your very own concept and perspective regarding the context with the perspective of the writer – this makes your comments different from others I have on my blog and that is why your comments are my favorites! Cheers!

      While I was writing this post, I had a very clear idea that if some people would encourage me for the bold step I have taken to enlighten the dark subject then some would find it offensive but after all I have all the right to voice my opinion even if it varies from the perspective of others because I live in a democratic country where voicing your opinion is no sin!! Suicide really is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and I agree completely with Steve who have mentioned it in his comments above on the very same post. Hope and optimism might have been washed away from our soul but the will power and strength to move for others can always ground us to back off, I wonder how the suicidal people can be so selfish and self-centered that they can’t think of the people after them who might find it a good way to end their lives adopting the same lethal exercise, how can they preach such an inhumane lesson to the world. This sent chills down my spine thinking how can they be so absorbed in the web of suffering that all they see is the dead end to attain peace but don’t they think how undignified their end would be? We all suffer and the pain can even exceed our endurance capability at times but not giving up is an art taught to humans even before they were born and that art is hidden in the chambers of brain. I think if a man realizes how his life is a blessing and better than many on this globe then he would never be this pessimist to think of death as the way to end suffering; after all He should be trusted – He can’t give us more pain than our endurance cause he is our Creator!!!

      Once again, thank you for your lovely comment! It is always nice to see you sparing time to drop a comment that means whole a lot to me!!

      Warm Regards,
      -Naima.

      • Tatsat

        Your reply is almost as good as the post itself 🙂
        I believe wisdom does not come with age ,but with the will to be wise. By that law, you have loads to offer to those around you, irrespective of their age band. I, as it turns out, am just capitalizing on my chances to learn from you :)… Pleasure has been entirely mine.

        A couple of years back, when I was in engineering college, there used to be a suicide every semester and since I had a vibrant social life then- I knew every “victim”. I say victim because what they did- in my opinion of course- was out of innocence and a myopic perspective of life. There was a girl in last year of BTech who hanged herself just because her degree was being extended for 6 months and did not have the courage to tell her parents about it. Such was the parental expectation…

        Then there was PhD student ( while I was an undergraduate student ofcourse ) who, people said, took his own life over some broken love affair. And there were cases in which students did so only because they got an F grade in some course and could not bear the shame- I got plenty myself but I had a thick skin I guess :D. Henry Thomas Buckle said,”society prepares the crime the criminal commits it” and I kind of agree with him. The zist is- it is not always the individual who is entirely responsible for this. Remember the parents in Taare Zameen Par ? What if the child never got any Aamir Khan- would it have been a surprise if the little fellow committed suicide then ?

        Then there is also something to do with the culture. We Indians are taught to marvel extremes and not so much the normal achievements. IIT,IIM,IAS madness is all part of that bigger picture. We push children past their limits in pursuit of these ends, neglecting the quality of life altogether.

        But yes, what you said is definitely valid for those who are mature and have seen the seasons of life. When someone commits a suicide- its the family/society which fails and not necessarily the person.

    • Hey Arjuna,

      I am listening it. Thank you so much for the link! Life can be cruel at times but that in no way permit us to attempt to end the blessing we have been bestowed upon with!

      Thank you once again for sharing the link with all of us!!

      Regards,
      -Naima.

  18. Carla ⋅

    I love your soul ,you are Love and Light Naima !!!!! kisss

    • Love you loads Carla!!! I am always mesmerized with the way you have been encouraging me since ya have known me and my blog – it always boost my confidence! People like you who are encouraging the morale acts are always the true mentors behind the carved diamond!!! Thank you so much for your love and beautiful words, they mean a lot to me and bring me loads of happiness and confidence!!
      Love and kisses right back,
      -Naima.

  19. Kip Light

    Hi, Naima. I totally agree that suicide is a pandemic in the human species. I have several friends and classmates who have committed suicide in my over 50 years of existence. I have several thoughts on some points you brought up about reasons for the contemplation of suicide.

    One is that if there weren’t so much emphasis in society on “being a part” of this group or that, then identity crisis would be practically eradicated. Same goes for sexuality, but there will always be anxiety when one believes that they were born the wrong sex.

    This may be taken wrong and I mean it not personally, but as a “pet peeve” I have with the use of statistics by those who seek to sensationalize any condition. The use of the suicide per minute statistic is totally meaningless unless it is adjusted for change in population (and other factors that are very difficult to quantify). The more meaningful statistic would be suicides per capita (you can’t tell that I spent some time working with statistics, can you?). It is also worth noting that a large portion of the population is not represented in those statistics. What would happen to the statistical results is impossible to guess, but I would hazard to theorize that the statistics would definitely change.

    Just a point that I thought we all should look at when we are presented with statistics. It wasn’t meant to trivialize the problem of suicide because it is still a very grave problem.

    • Hey Kip,

      Thank you for enlightening my point of view regarding the statistical information and I really did like the advice of having a statistic per capita, that can really more useful in majority of the cases! I agree with you in the very first place for the point of identity crises, that leaves many in depression if they can’;t cope up with the society and I am sure many can’t so I think it should be eradicated!

      Secondly, for me the issue was not of the statistics but to report this grave issue!!! Statistics were just one reason to wake up the sleeping souls but the entire meaning doesn’t lie behind them but the message solely was how suicide is affecting us and our society! It is like a chain reaction, people escape from pain and suffering thinking that they can skip the hardships of life by putting an undignified full stop and there comes the point where I do not agree!!

      Thank you so much for your comment and feedback, always appreciated Kip!!

      Warm Regards,
      -Naima.

      • Kip Light

        I totally agree with you on the gravity of the situation and that it is a real problem, no matter what statistics are used. I didn’t mean to sound as if I were trivializing the situation, because that wasn’t my intent. Unfortunately (and I hate being a pessimist), most of the sleeping souls will probably continue to sleep no matter how loud the alarm clock is. If this discussion wakes one sleeping soul up, it will be worth it, though.
        Keep on clanging the bell, my friend.

  20. A Walk In My Heart ⋅

    Coming from a 17 year old, I am amazed at how well you have presented this. When I was much younger, at one time I almost wanted to jump down from a high storey apartment building after being betrayed by someone. I was living overseas, alone, miserable and felt unloved. But in a flash of a second, I remembered my mother and sisters. I’ve never looked back since then and moved on with my life to make a new start.

    From personal experience, it’s the feeling of being unloved and not wanted by anybody and that there is no hope. It is most important that we love ourselves, even if we think others don’t. Once we love ourselves, we will find the hope and the faith to carry on, not matter how hard or difficult life is.

    Thank you for the likes on my blog, Naima. I hope you enjoy my haiku as much as I enjoy reading your posts.

    • Hey ya,

      Thank you for your response and for sharing your personal experience! I am sure loves ones can pull you back from the dark hole of fatal end if you do not turn out to be completely transformed into selfish mess! Many do not even think of their mothers and families and commit suicide thinking it would be a relief to the world off a burden and I fail to realize how can they ever forget their families in their selfishness!

      I know what ya mean by the feeling of being unloved!!! You brought in even a stronger point to beat on that feeling and that is LOVE YOURSELF! I have been bullied for a couple of years when I was a young girl of around 12 years just because I was an obese, a heavy giant and all used to say that nobody would marry me or go on a date with me! I challenged myself and reduced my weight and shut them up – if I would have committed suicide I would have proved them right. I never even intend to PROVE THEM WRONG , it is a negative approach – I always intend to prove MYSELF right!!! I think life is complicated and complex but we should know how to deal with the love and belief in ourselves and for the human our mothers have brought up in us!! We have to make our parents proud for their time, care and upbringing!!

      I always enjoy reading your blog and poetry! I follow you so I am almost updated within my READER!! Thank you for your lovely wise comment!

      With love and blessings,
      -Naima.

  21. Renard Moreau ⋅

    [ Smiles ] Thanks for the excellent post!

  22. Amazing read that was. the aspects you discussed were totally true. There’s been ever increasing numbers for this
    defeat-caused-destruction .

  23. Arindam

    Great post Naima. I too believe if pain, suffering , loneliness or failure is the question; suicide can never be the answer. As a human being it’s our duty and responsibility to face all the challenges life throws at us. And we must not run away from it. Fighting is the answer not quitting. Very nicely written post.

    • Hey ya Arindam,

      Thank you so much for the support and encouragement, always appreciated! I too believe quitting and losing hope while ya give up ain’t an answer for super-humans who have had the brains to transform the world into modern techno-world!! Humans can bear up to anything, Almighty have had functions installed in them that can’t give up on anything until and unless compressed by a feeling or so! I think there is what we need to do – we need to keep our feelings in check and above all, LOVE OUR SELF!!!!
      With love and blessings,
      -Naima.

  24. What a coincidence, was taking to my best friend about the same matter! 🙂

    Great post Naima! 🙂

  25. Arjuna

    Hi Naima,
    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you choose to accept the award please follow the link to my post. If you prefer not to receive it, please accept my appreciation for your blog.
    http://thewondrousdharma.com/2012/08/29/one-lovely-blog-award/

  26. swashbuckler2 ⋅

    Great post Naima..This article is enough to save many lives..!!!

    • Thank you so much for the appreciation and encouragement!!! How is everything at your end? How is the degree going??
      Always glad to hear from you 🙂
      With love and best wishes,
      -Naima.

  27. It is good to see you taking hold of some difficult subjects to blog on. 73 comments shows this is an emotive subject. Good post.

    • It really is an *EMOTIVE* subject and everyone out there doesn’t even agree with me too! But all I can do on my part is to express my perception and educate the society with the awareness wherever required!!
      Thank you very for the encouragement!
      Have a good evening,
      -Naima.

  28. An amazing -and important!- article. Thank you so much for sharing about this topic. It is a conversation that needs to be had more openly, and more frequently.
    Love and gratitude, Gina

    • I agree that this conversation should be made more frequently and openly simultaneously because of its importance! LIFE IS A BLESSING, not realizing this gem due to some temporary miseries is mere stupidity! We all need to grow up thinking how Life itself represents ups and downs – not just UPS!!!
      Thank you for your feedback.
      With love right back,
      -Naima.

  29. preety92 ⋅

    I like the hidden message in this whole post! This is definitely a great post! I really do enjoy your writing a lot! Thanks for sharing such wisdom in such a young age! 🙂

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