Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Many people don't wish to discuss this subject matter so I completely understand if you look away from today's ranting...

Suicide has visited me on several occasions throughout my life.  I have had relatives who contemplated and even went to the extent of attempting to do themselves in.  I have had acquaintances and co-workers who have suddenly decided to end it all in a blink.

Last Sunday evening a friend lost her son to this menace of society.  I can't understand why anyone would purposely take their own life.  Is there that much despair in the world?  Have we forgotten how to take care of each other?  To help each other through life?

Life is not easy.  It doesn't come with an instruction booklet and if it is like the owners manual in your vehicle, we probably wouldn't bother to read it anyway.  Life comes with curves, drop offs, highs, lows, tears, laughing, pain, agony, joy and love.  Some people cannot cope with the lows while others have issues with the highs.

As depressed as I got, I did think about it, but didn't consider it an option.  Why do some think about it and see it as the only option?


  1. Ken, I appreciate your post on this touchy subject. My brother committed suicide when he was 20 years old. It's a drastic and permanent solution for what are possibly temporary problems. It always affects the family hardest. Give your friend the love, support, and understanding that she needs right now. It's generally something that is hard to talk about and people sometimes don't know how to show their sympathy, so they say nothing and that's even worse.

  2. I cannot even imagine the unbearable pain a person must be experiencing to consider suicide, but yet it does happen. I had a very good friend take her own life. It was hard on me, yet so much harder on her husband and young children. So sad. I still get sad when I wonder if there was something I could have said or done to stop her.

  3. a death is never easy, be it illness, accident or suicide...the ones that really suffer are the loved ones left behind. our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Such a tragedy. I can only imagine the pain one be in to take this option. I hope you are able to be there for your friend, it's bound to be a difficult time.

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