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"Hi Again! I guess you all know this unwise blogger who goes by the name Prateek. About him? Eh?! Ah! Oh! ... You know his witty side if you have read his blog." - SUB
Subhrashis asked me to put a witty bio before I continue with my post. I tried hard but it is really difficult for me to come up with some witty stuff until I am not getting paid to write. Anyhow, this is Prateek from The Unwise Prevails over the Wise. Weird name, I know. Either Subhrashis was under weed or was in an ecstasy of his fatherhood when he said, “Yes, jabber on my blog Prateek but be naaice.” My post turned out to be different this time, different from my niche.
Suicide – more than a word, it has surfaced as a trend now; an epidemic. Over the past decade the successful suicide rate has notch new heights than to dip new lows. Call it situational or peer pressure that leads to such an awful demise. Without a second thought, within a blink of an eye they fly away from their miseries and sorrows; at least that is what they think. The concept of ending the life just because it is hard on you is not new. It has evolved during the course of time and have established itself as the eventual elope mean. From infidelity to a farmer who lost all his crops due to uneven rain; anything can be a suicidal reason in India.
Statistical data suggests that more than 17,500 farmers committed suicide between 2002 to 2006. Why? Perhaps because a severe loss in vegetation due to uneven weather conditions or government not paying them enough to continue with their basic needs. Hence, they turn towards “it”.
The nation stands upon a hope; a hope to see its children play and learn, but eventually take over the country for a bright future. What if the student has to dealt with the persuasive society. C’mon, we know how India society works, don’t we? It is either an engineer or a doctor; end of discussion; child’s opinion doesn’t matter. When a child is pushed to do something beyond his grasp, he/she tend to put all their efforts and when it doesn’t works out, he gets concerned about the questions society will put on him. It’s the pressure of education and not given right to choose which forces them to take a leap.
India is a developing country with less job opportunities and no amount of denial can suppress the sheer facts. When a country with an average literacy ratio of 1:42 is not in scarce with jobs what will the left outs do? Either they hang themselves or put excessive amount of sleeping pills in their bellies.
When I read “Satisfied with life, couple ended life in Goa”, not only me but majority of people must have had taken the reason for suicide as a sheer absurdity. I have grown up learning, “There is nothing that can put a halt on humans inevitable desires.” Whoa!
What intrigues me the most is the kind of thoughts thwacking their walls on mind while committing the suicide. Does the miseries overpower the emotional bonds? Or are they too weak to be broken by mere situations? Or simply, desire to live gets lost in the smoke of crucial circumstances? I have failed to sight the most appropriate explanation. Sigh!
So, does this means “it” is the only simplest method to evade from whatsoever? There are different opinions some call it Mukti attained by unethical manner while some call “them” coward; unable to face the challenges of life. But eventually they all crease it for something beyond impulsive.
The part which saddens me the most is; even the educated ones are carrying out such an act without even considering that they are leaving a hole in too many people’s life.