One day the wife a friend of mine called to tell me that she was on the way to the hospital because my friend had collapsed at work.
Earlier that day just before leaving for work he poured a bowl of
cereal and went to the refrigerator for milk there was none. He
decides well it’s not that serious I’ll just add water. He takes a
couple of bites and sits the bowl on the counter. After running back
upstairs to grab his tie and briefcase he charges out the door. He’s
halfway out of the driveway before he realizes that he’d forgotten his
cereal. He pulls back into the garage, runs inside and grabs hs cup
only to discover that a family of ants had beaten him to it. “Argh!!!”
he exclaims. He slams the ingredients from the cup into the garbage
disposal and flips the switch… it doesn’t work. “Oh my god!!!”
He immediately calls his wife to ask whether she knew of this mechanical failure and she replies, “Yes.”
“Well, why didn’t you tell me about it?!” he yells.
“I didn’t think it was that serious, I was going to tell you today.”
“You didn’t think it was that serious?! See, that’s what I’m talking
about, you never take anything ‘that’ seriously. You should have told
me last night, I would’ve had someone out here to fix it!
“Look, what is your problem? You never call me at work and when you
do, this is what you call about? I’m at work, I don’t have time for
this. Bye! -click
This of course sends him into a complete tizzy. He jumps back into
the car and heads off to work fuming. Traffic is horrible and the
cereal episode only made arriving to work on time even more difficult.
Once there he receives a phone call explaining that his mother had been
diagnosed with cancer and they needed him to come down to see her.
Well, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. All of this was
too much to handle and his mind/body broke down. After receiving
various sedatives and being monitored for a few hours he was released
and told to take it easy for a few days and he’s now doing a lot better.
Now, my purpose for calling this one how to commit suicide is to
bring attention to how we get to that point in the first place. The
trojan horse called stress is to blame in this case but the funny thing
is, it only has as much power as YOU give to it. Whether voluntary or
involuntarily, your body will find a way to escape too much stress.
People that go through with the thought of committing this
self-destruction typically do so because the ‘stress’ of life becomes
too much to bear. It’s actually more common than you think for people
to have such thoughts but luckily not everyone continues down that path.
If you think about it, that’s what we spend the majority of our time
doing…trying to avoid stress. That’s what our heavens or after life
promises are…no dying – stress, no sickness – stress, no disagreements –
stress, and so on. It even says on the tomb stones… rest in peace.
Well I’d like to ‘suggest’ to you that you don’t have to wait until
death to experience peace. If you’d like to have less stress in your
life…wait for it….let it go! Yeah, it’s that simple. Stress is an
unwelcome visitor in your home (body)…kick him out! (ha) Seriously
though, you only have what you’re holding on to…aren’t there more
pleasant things in life that to hold than self-destruction?
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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