“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.”
― R.A. Salvatore,
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
(US and International suicide hotlines at the end)
Dear fellow humans,
If you made it past a really bad yesterday it means that you’re still here today, able to reach a computer, your eyes aren’t burning badly and too blurry from exhaustion. That’s a lot than what some people can say, the ones that collapse into an unconscious heap, sleep-starved. I don’t know what your life is like so I’m not going to pretend that I do but I have an idea of how it can knock a body down.
It’s extremely saddening to hear when someone gives up on the whole business of existing. Suicide isn’t the solution. If anything, it makes life even more terrible for those still alive. This is issue has been plaguing me off and on for the past few months; why is it so appealing? Oblivion? But what use is that? When so many people are fighting every second, grabbing with hands and feet onto the thread that still binds them to life.
“There’s no such thing as an ordinary human.”
~The (ninth) Doctor
To friends and family and co-workers and even strangers
I understand it’s difficult to spot when when someone is thinking about committing suicide but whenever you see a friend depressed or withdrawn, try to talk to them. A lot of people feel unloved and not cared for, that they’re so insignificant that their absence won’t even matter. Show them that you’re there whenever they need you.
To you, the suicidal
Don’t do it. Please please please don’t. You’re so much more than nothing. You can turn around if you try and you really have to try. If not for your sake now, think about the family and friends and the strangers you’ll never meet, because you can affect everyone of them. One man caused the holocaust, he made that difference. So what change can you, a good person, make?
“900 years of time and space and I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.”
– The (tenth) Doctor
You can be so much more. There might not be anyone else there for you but you. You are all that you have and you can be strong. I know, personally, someone who very nearly killed herself for the most stupid reason and today she see’s what a fool she was. Not all worries are stupid, or inconsequential but if you’re still breathing the next day, well, it means that it hasn’t destroyed you. If you can survive another day then you can do it again, again … and a thousand other days.
Most times, you are all that you really need. You are a whole world on your own, it’s that sometimes you need someone to share it with.
Do you know ho often I actually get to write this stuff? Not as much as I’d like. I’m always too far from writing materials and a computer with Internet or I’m too busy with personal hygiene. Hell, as I type this my mouth is full of toothpaste. I don’t mean to overshadow the above mind-gold but I had to impress upon you how rare it is that I get to blog about these nice little oreos I come up with.
You are magnificent, and you know what? So am I. How often have you said that to yourself? Probably not enough.
D, a reflective jellybean.
Books are subtle proof of man’s generosity to the world.
– Devina S.
P.S: Personally I think it’s perfectly fine to quote myself on my own blog. Just wanted to get that out there 🙂
One thing that I have come to realize is that to keep on going towards my goals is that I need constant encouragement, be it from others or myself, and fresh inspiration to be motivated. Motivation is a thing that when it comes it doesn’t stay for too long unless you entertain it and make it feel welcome. So it’s like a guest, a very important one.
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Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.
The Swedish dramatist was born on this day in 1849.
If that isn’t even a bit motivational then I don’t know what is. And what a coinkydink!
I think at this point it will be humanitarian of me to wish everyone a pleasant Monday 🙂
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
The author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was born on this day in 1965.
Happy Birthday Mrs.Rowling!
P.S – Happy Birthday to you too Harry!
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
A brief biography
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays.