Imagine feeling as though you have nothing to live for, like everything you`ve strived for has suddenly lost its meaning.
Imagine feeling alone, like everyone you`ve confided in, trusted with your life, gone to for support, has abandoned you and so you remain in a desolate, suffocating room--the walls growing closer, and closer to you.
Imagine feeling such slicing and unbearable pain, that you`re driven to demented attempts of suicide and you finally succeed.
Now imagine examining the placid appearance of your face lying in your casket surrounded by the people--friends and family--you thought stopped caring for you.
Imagine the sorrow on their faces as streams of tears carve their cheeks.
Imagine the hurt they`re experiencing--the hurt emerging from your death and your decision to take your own life.
And you thought you were in pain?
Now then, I ask you:
What do you do when life is a challenge you can`t overcome?
What do you do when giving up seems like your only solution?
What do you do when everything has become a plague in you and you`re in the deepest darkness of despair?
You keep living.
You keep living and continuing on because your problems are only temporary; whereas, killing yourself is a permanent situation.
You keep living because suicide doesn`t bring you relief. Relief is a feeling. And you have to be alive in order to feel it.
You keep living because you can`t achieve anything while dead. As your inert corpse rots in the soil of the earth, you can`t make anything more out of yourself.
Your journey is over and your experience is finished.
Within every two and a quarter hours, every one-hundred and thirty-five minutes, every eighty-one thousand seconds, a person younger than twenty-five commits suicide.
Don`t become a part of this statistic of people who weakly succumb to pressure.
This throbbing, unconceivable strife will all be lost in time because in time, pain heals and it gradually becomes yesterday`s feelings.
You might think your life is over because your boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with you, or because your family just doesn`t seem to understand you, but good will happen and your life will improve.
Learn to withstand the ache because life is a struggle; it`s a perpetual test of character and perseverance; it tests stamina and resilience and it can either make you or break you.
Suicide isn`t an honorable act to escape a shameful situation because instead of keeping your dignity, you`re revealing your weakness.
You are showing that you cannot cope with struggle and that you have given up in life.
Suicide displays your lack of willpower, lack of appreciation, and lack of morality.
Think of people who are without food, shelter, family, friends, education, and think of people who are victims of natural disasters, who have no control over occurrences; yet are obligated to cope with them; think of people who have it worse than you and suffer far greater grief--before you think of dying.
Eventually, we`ll all die like the day and the night, like the sun in the sky, but until the dusk of my sunset, I am going to embrace life for what it`s worth, I`m going to be grateful for everything I have and count every blessing because life is a blessing in itself; it was given to me, and in return, I`m going to live it, treasure it, enjoy it, and tackle it`s obstacles, to prove that nothing, nothing, can phase me.
Yes, this is my speech.
It was for my english class.
My teacher cried! =(
*acknowledgements to The Used
Examples of suicide:
-Slitting your wrists.
-Pretty much... anything you do to kill yourself.
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