So according to a new petition in the High Court, (if it is passed) you will no longer be construed as a criminal on attempted suicide. Wow….as if it even was a deterrent earlier.
Come to think of it, it must be the only crime in the world for which you can be punished only if it fails and not if it succeeds. God forbid should anyone succeed.
I wonder who makes these stupid laws. It’s like saying we will shoot you if you can’t do it right the first time around. Grrrr….
A few days back, I read news that an IIM-Bangalore girl committed suicide because her boyfriend dumped her on Facebook. C’mon girl! What’s wrong with you? I so wished I had gotten an opportunity to speak to her before she took the extreme step of ending her life. But then, that’s just wishful thinking.
People say that there is Nothing so bad that should prompt anyone to end his/her life. But barring a few cases where people are battling extreme conditions or have just lost the faith to fight out the demons in their life or people who suffer from clinical depression, there are others who should definitely take a light year to think before tightening the noose around their necks.
I had never been able to fathom how people gathered the courage to literally kill themselves over petty issues. But then their mindset would be different from ours. If only they could think as logically. Hundreds of students kill themselves every year over not getting into IITs and IIMs. But the buck just doesn’t there. People in the IITs and IIMs too kill themselves, for low marks, falling prey to ragging or something as un-trivial as a broken relationship. The ones who couldn’t realize their dream of the quintessential IIM would definitely be turning in their graves right now. Imagine their horror if the next grave houses the IIM-B girl. No offense meant, of course.
On a serious note, people with signs of depression should definitely be treated with respect and not be termed as mental. Our society at large needs to grow up and be made aware about healthy and unhealthy mental living and to be more compassionate about others who seem not as gifted and lucky as us. Remember the “Geet” from “Jab We Met”? Sometimes a little madness and a crappy PJ might just help you save a young precious life.
Keep smiling until the next time 🙂 Ciao