We sometimes ignore people’s messages when they want to talk to us. We call them names or crack jokes when they might be already upset with their lives. If they share their problems, we call them ‘rotlu‘. If they say they are depressed some of us shun them as if it’s a taboo. We forget we hung out with them in good times when we get too busy to be with them in their bad times…
We all have done such things sometimes.. either directly or even being a silent spectator to someone’s misery. Today we are shocked, tomorrow we’ll forget. 😩
This isn’t a one-off case. There have been many Sushants previously and there may be many like him in our circle too.
According to the WHO, 1 in every 4 person suffers from mental health issues. Sometimes children to sometimes elder people, people from humble background or the high-end class of society. Your class topper, office colleague, your doorman or maid, the guy next door. Anyone literally.
We are all posting about mental health. It’s great. Let’s put it in action. Let us be kind and compassionate. Let us be approachable.
And beyond social media, let us build true relationships with people who’ll hold our hands when things go wrong.
Do you worry about every little thing In life? Do you also believe that everything in life is the direct result of your efforts? What if you are told that you’re just a puppet in the hands of fate and you will have no control over life no matter what you do.
Will these things start bothering you then?
In life I had often been made to understand such phrases by my friends and family that ‘when one door shuts, another opens’ ; ‘whatever happens, happens for a reason’ ; ‘everything happens for a reason’ ; ‘go with the flow’ or ‘lean into the moment’.
But we humans are stubborn and refuse to easily believe anything other than what goes into our system automatically. We fight till we get the answers or give up the battle only when life decides to teach us those lessons.
But there are some times we’ve to learn to live with the questions till life decides to provide us with the answers.
We ought to learn to have faith in our beliefs and listen to our instincts and understand that sometimes life takes us to places we never intended and this is often a better place than what we sought out for ourselves.
We should keep doing our best and have the faith that life has a way of sorting itself out.