I just read a news article about another suicide in Taiwan:
I couldn’t understand what’s wrong with our society today. Everyday I open the newspaper, there are all these suicidal news of young people. It seems like the younger generation today have really thin skin (薄臉皮). Any small trivial matter can trigger them to commit suicide. Whether it’d be breaking up from a relationship, scold by a school teacher, or stress from work, they all seemed to think that death is only solution.
I can sorta relate to their thinking pattern and why they couldn’t think their way out. I was like that before. Whenever something went wrong in my life, even the smallest things like getting yelled at by my parents, being ditched by friends or having no friends to talk to…etc, I would always get myself very depressed and started thinking about death. But as I grew older, I learned that the challenges of life is to face all these problems and try to resolve them, take our responsibilities and be brave about all the hardships we need to go through in life. Especially after my friend’s suicide last year, I realized how painful it is for the people who love us to face such tragedies. So the thoughts of suicide never occurred to me again.
I think it is very important to teach the younger generation today that suicide isn’t the only solution. You may have leave everything behind,but you may just create more problems for your parents and friends.