Lockdowns going on, people losing their jobs daily, money crunches, covid deaths, if all this isn’t bad enough then what is??
And nowadays the continuous news of people committing suicides on the rise, especially celebrities as only that seems to hog the limelight whereas the middle class suicide cases are brushed off or not given much importance! Whatever it is and whoever it may be, a death is a death. A life is lost.
Its so sad to know that people are taking their own lives. Now please do not say its a cowardly act and all of that, though i too do not support suicide but as long as we aren’t in their shoes no one has a right to comment as to why they took this step. They have their own reasons for taking that drastic step so just pray that their souls get peace wherever they are.
What makes me wonder is that out of a billion people in this planet, didn’t they have anyone they could talk to?? Or was there no one who could just listen to them without any judgment or advising?? Then what are we so proud of having friends whom we call, ‘besties’ or ‘best friends’. Parents, friends, relatives, no one worth talking to???
What are we becoming??? A bunch of self centred, selfish people who prefer to be with others at times of happiness and send emojis that too fake ones. Where are we during other’s sad times ?
Just read another case of a bhojpuri actress who took up her life. What she said in her suicide letter is the harsh reality of today.
‘No one really cares. If you tell anyone about your problems and suicidal tendencies everyone prefers to stay away and have no contact with them further or say not to drag them into any of these. No one is a friend so don’t tell anyone your problems and no one is worthy of trusting . ‘
This was just a gist of the letter but isn’t it true in the real sense? Well she has her own experiences and thats what made her write that. But don’t we all or haven’t we too felt this way sometimes or many times in our lives? We all (mostly all) are hypocrites. We tell others that we’ll be there always and vanish without a trace when they need us. That’s how most of us are.
If you can’t be there for anyone its always better to tell them so that they do not keep hopes on you rather than fooling them by being half there. Yes its not easy and practical to promise anyone anything but atleast tell them beforehand your limitations so that they too understand your situations.
Once again i repeat, do not give people high hopes but be there when they need to talk to someone and if they feel that someone is you. Maybe they just need to talk to feel better and not be expecting anything from you. The least you can do is talk and that’s not that difficult especially in today’s times when all the apps to communicate are present and are readily available at the click of a button.
What will happen will happen for sure however hard we try to talk or be there for some people but in this pursuit of running to grab opportunities we sometimes fail to sit and think of ourselves and others and how important it is to ‘talk or communicate’, no matter what the situation is.
Be humble, be grateful, just be there when someone wants to speak to you.
Have a small circle and ‘try’ to keep in touch with others, it may be in the real world or online world too.
Relationships and communications are crumbling in today’s times. A sad reality!