It is an open message to those individuals who are contemplating whether life is worth living. Most of the time you may be thinking that your relatives and peers will adapt and move on without you, but what I have to let you know is that the opposite holds. The truth is that your friends and relatives with life because they may have no choice just is because of their benefit, they have to recollect and carry on with life. The fact is that the people will always have a piece of them missing because they will be left feeling empty and loneliness that cannot be filled by anyone else but only you. Your peers will have a chain of countless questions to face for quite some time and which later goes unanswered.
Maybe at the beginning of this year, your family’s lives may have changed to a disaster that is beyond your control. Your family is now going through a road you never believed nor anticipated ever to tread. Mourning the disastrous afterlife of our beloved relatives and friends’ demise is my main reason for choosing to share this with you.
It is quite unfortunate that every moment there are people struggling for their dear lives, struggling to get rid of their illnesses. If asked, such people would choose life. Whatever you are passing at this moment, just know that inside you are not the load that you may be thinking. Do not perceive yourself as a failure; you are not even worthless. Sometimes you may even believe that you are a monster, no and do not even believe that you are a lost soul. The information I have for you is that you are a most important person, you are needed, and someone treasures you most.
I do not know what it feels like to commit suicide, but I very well know what it feels like giving with life. The feeling of wishing to die scares me, and even a sense of giving up in life has often provided me with a little hope. Sometimes we may have it in mind that feelings are real because they feel that way, but it is good to put in mind that feelings are never facts. Feeling something does not necessarily that your feelings display the truth.
Sometimes the feelings we have prevent us from focusing on the future because sometimes we might feel sad or scared and unsure. WE just feel off track because of being unaware that our current state is not the real meaning of our desires. Am talking about life with nervousness and panic, feeling used and lonely, guilt, regret and even remorse. Whatever the situation might be to you and your life, just embrace it, do not be ashamed and be sure you are not the only victim my dear friend. It is good not only to tolerate our uniqueness but also to embrace it. Through many times of trial and errors, we still commit mistakes, but it is through our mistakes that we can learn and grow. Always life is worth celebrating even if you work up in the morning and the only thing you had was just a breath.
When you feel like giving up, taking a moment and place your hand over your heart and remember the reasons you have held on for so long, focus on how far you have to go. Maybe one of the trickiest fights we mostly face in ourselves is the battle between what we think we already know and the feelings. We always are stuck on what is not entirely working but try to imagine if we put that power into what seems to work, until what seems becomes the reality.
In conclusion, giving up in life will not stop the chances of getting any worse but rather eliminates the chances of it ever getting any better.
Jaime. S. An Open Letter to Anyone contemplating whether Life is Worth Living. elephant Journal.2016. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/an-open-letter-to-anyone-contemplating-whether-life-is-worth-living/. Date retrieved September 7, 2016.