September sixth was on a Friday this year. And on that day, around 9.30 am, the majority of my classmates agreed on the matter that every person who is depressed should just simply kill themselves. Their argument? It would make the world a better place.
Those who did not agree, chose to stay entirely silent, so I don’t actually know their thoughts on this matter. I stayed silent as well, because I was simply too shocked to say anything.
However, I am one hundred per cent sure that if I would ask them about this, they’d either not remember talking about it, or they’d tell me it was a joke and that I should loosen up a bit and laugh about it.
But when you hear people say stuff like this, when you’re actually fighting a depression, it sticks with you. Joke or not. As a matter of fact, it hasn’t left my thoughts ever since… I just keep thinking about it. What if they are right? But they aren’t right. Right? Wouldn’t it be better to portrait ourselves as fighters? To show them how strong we actually are?
People really shouldn’t say things like that. Ever. You never know who might hear you and how much it can damage a person. What if someone with a depression might actually commit suicide after hearing someone say stuff like that? Even if they don’t know you. Could you live with such a burden? I think not!
I think the world would actually be a better place if everyone would start caring for each other a bit more. And if we would help one another instead of telling others to kill themselves.
Please just think before you speak.