LIFE

Pursuing materialism

It is really shameful for a State that claims to be the most literate in the country to also have the highest suicide rate. The reasons are manifold. Among them, financial problems stand out as the major reason. Most of them arise out of pursuit for quick money in this materialistic world. To a large extent, it is the lower middleclass, which falls prey in their rush for a luxurious and pompous life.

Alcoholism is another demon that shatters many lives thereby pushing them to suicide. The Government should take necessary action in setting up counselling centres which can give guidance to those who seek professional help. The Government should also check the mushrooming of financial institutions, which charge exorbitant interest.

Ajith K Chittur

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