Stop awhile and think

September 24, 2012 07:17 pm | Updated 07:17 pm IST

Suicide — a small word, but with an impact so strong that it can devastate lives, not one but many. Life is a gift we get only once from the supreme power and respecting it by ‘living’ it should be our agenda. This journey of life might be a bumpy road with difficulties and failures at every step, but giving up our lives does not end it there. It gives birth to a whole new set of miseries and sorrows, not to you but to those who love you.

Your life is not just yours, it has strings attached to lives of your family and your loved ones. Can you even imagine the magnitude of sorrow that hits a mother when she gets to know that her son, whom she brought up, has killed himself because he failed in his exam or because his girlfriend broke up with him ?

If you are not brave enough to face hardships of life, why should your parents go through so much pain? Why should they suffer? Who gives you the right to ruin someone else’s life?

If, anytime in life, you think you should kill all the hardships of life by killing yourself, STOP. Stop and think about how life of your family would be after you are gone. Think about how your life has been and about those beautiful times in life when you were happy. And then you will realise no matter what the reason for you to commit suicide is, it is not worth the life you lived or the life you might live.

The waves in the sea will settle down, the sun will rise and the spring will come but for that you will have to face the storm, live away the night and bear the winter.

Remember, you are special to many, there are people who love you, you can do wonders if you want to, all you need is a pinch of hope and courage. Challenge the God and surprise him by overcoming the obstacles and always remember if the winter has come, the spring won’t be far away.

Shivesh Bhatia, XI, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi

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