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.
Sitting on the terrace, looking up in the sky at the twinkling stars, I am thinking about an incident. Some two or three months back, I had gone to visit my cousin grandfather. He was seriously unwell and had a chronic disease. His condition was really very painful and you could not even look at him in his eyes. But even in his last stage, he was full of life, smiling, concerned about us, questioning, doing everything he could by himself. With a heavy heart we left and two days later we got the sad news. 😦
And now when I think about him only one thing comes in my mind. Life is so uncertain. Anything can happen the next second isn’t it? So shouldn’t we live while we are actually alive? Do whatever we want to without giving it a second thought. Because who knows when we would be taking our last breath on this planet..
P.s. Friends let’s just all give up our negative feelings. And start living each day like it’s our last one. Live fully and not to regret anything. Say what you want to. Confess your feelings. Your love towards people. Travel. Explore. Learn. Enjoy. And smile more often. Be thankful for each day you’re alive on this planet. There are many who may be taking there last breath with dreams in their eyes, words they could never speak.