This I Believe

paul - albany, New York
Entered on April 18, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe that dying easy; it’s living that’s hard

To be faced with challenges is to be alive because you will never stop having challenges and obstacles in your way to prevent you from achieving a goal but to be chased away from that goal be a obstacle and to allow that obstacle to run your live and make you come to such a extreme result is just plain ludicrous. To run away from the pain and to take such an easy escape is not cool; it is not right and is not smart. Taking such an easy way out will not give you my sympathy, or my condolences, it will give you my criticism.

I remember many time when I felt so low that I wanted to kill myself as well but what I did was I realize how much my action will hurt other that are dear to me. If I took such an easy way out, then I wouldn’t be running from my pain but rather just passing it on to someone else. I realize that some people feel that they don’t have a choice or that they were forced into the situation but what they don’t realize is that there is always a choice; you just have to look harder.

People who kill themselves don’t realize that they are not only destroying their lives, but destroying the lives of the people closest to them. Their family will be torn apart with guilt, sorrow, and regret. They only see what’s in front of them now, now what is in front of them in the future. They don’t realize that the pain that they feel is a part of life. Every time someone says that we should remember who the person was when he killed themselves, I look away in disgust. I only remember people that are worth remembering and those are the people that have walked the line between life and death and chose life.

Sure, remember people who have died but don’t glorify their death because their death is not one that should or can be glorified. I understand that talking about the person is the only way to get over it but do not pass blame on anyone but the person who killed themselves. People will always pass blame onto the media, or a person but the one that the blame should really be on is the one who killed themselves. They were to weak to bear the weight on their shoulder and that is fine but don’t add on more weight for others with your death. Carry the pain and you will get stronger, strong enough to leave the pain in the past. Dying is easy, it’s living with the pain and facing it head on that’s hard.