Suicide

Saturday, July 07, 2007
Suicide

I learned this word when i was a small kid listening to "veeru" of film Sholay as he was shouting suicide...suicide..suicide...and I learned the meaning of suicide
over the period of time...I have heard many opinions about suicide,,, many condemned it as an act of cowardice...some say its an act out of utter desperation,,,
we were always taught its a bad thing ... something week people do...
Also...i observe a lot many cases of suicide these days...farmers doing it because of problems with their land, crops, taken loans were taken,,, urban youth doing it for the sheer depression of their jobs,,, shouldntkids again for pressure of studies...peer pressure and
depression...even am often tempted by this great idea of giving up life...but alas stop myself because of the ambitions I have to achieve..hehe
I think suicide involves lots of courage...try slapping yourself hard once...u will realize how tough it is to hit yourself...let alone to take your own life..shouldn't
so we call it cowardice...also everyone has a right to lead his or her own life...to end it at least a person should have that kind of freedom...why should we bound our lives for the family...friends etc etc...doesn't our life matters to us at all...we all like to have a say how should we lead it but not how to end it???just because some people want us for their support...i don't really approve of this idea...
Still i think we should show concern to attempted suicides by students...also those by the farmers...rising stress level has increased the rate,,,but so much importance is given to stress and depression...suicide is like a neglected problem..this is also
because we fail to club together all the categories of people committing suicide everything is so scattered...children commit suicide or attempt to its often hidden from rest of the world...farmers die and its taken note of,to keep the numbers in records ..govt data as they call...professional people end their lives and stray cases re reported to police and all...my point is that no constructive efforts re being taken...even talking about suicide is done in hush hush manner as to discourage it especially in front of a stressed out person...
I think its time society changes its perception ... its outlook of suicide...
the tall buildings of concrete being built re the most vulnerable points for suicide
...wake up folks do something about it...

2 comments

Richa said...

suicide, requires a lot of courage is right tushar. as u said u cant even slap urslef let alone killing oneself. i guess ppl who commit suicide have a lot of courage all they lack is optimism.
wen they can take such bold step, if they are given a proper counselling, they can lead their lives fighting the challanges they tend to run from by killing themselves.

not juz farmers and students but u must have heard of brokers commiting suicide witht the crashing of stock market and lately satyam too..
i guess the news channels who over hype te situations, shud telecast counselling shows with experts side by side in times of crisis like this cuz tv is a mass medium.

descrying the shadows said...

@ tushar .. very interesting topic and a skewed perception ... hmmmm .. you know it is difficult to give your life .. the most difficult if you giving it up for selfless reasons less difficult if you giving it up because u r nt able to face a situation .. those who resort to it do so because they find it to be easier than what they are in .. and counseling will not do much their causes need to be addressed..

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