Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dear Zindagi - A ray of hope to live

Dear Zindagi,

                        I have already told you how you’ve made me experience such beautiful phases in my life and here I want to discuss some personal experiences when people have felt that you don’t hold any importance for them and have become a burden for them. It’s not a story about people who are unknown but these have been my near and dear ones.

                        Suicides…This term itself makes us feel depressed and we do not even like to talk about it. We never discuss these cases with our family members and we never even expect any of our family members to think about such a thing ever but this crime cannot be ignored or avoided.

                        If I check the suicide stats, there are cases recorded every 40 seconds which means that out of 1,00,000 people, 16 people commit suicide. This is saddening to hear but it does happen. Every case has something to say and we feel that these things can never happen to our families. However, we need to speak out our minds to our closed ones to make them realize what we feel about life, what we feel about zindagi and discuss these basic things.

                        There are so many people who criticize those who kill them selves as it’s the most easiest step to take but we should consider those reasons that have made them take such a drastic step. We need to hear their story and that’s what I did when my close relative shared her story with me. She told me that she has been through hell all her life and how she had lost trust in the term LIFE. It had become a burden for her as she had not only been ill treated by her parents and in laws, but her husband had too been rude to her and used to physically abuse her since she got married. She told me how to she went through so much pain all alone and she also tried to take her own life when she was expecting since 3 months. She went to the tracks to take her life but as she walked to the railway track, her inner voice stopped her from proceeding and this inner voice came from her stomach. The unborn baby called her back and asked her to not take away its life as it had not even seen the real world and experienced life. This was a purpose that she had got to continue her life and she came back and walked to survive for her child. She restored her belief in you and the reason was the new life that was dependent on hers.

                        There are many cases where people who lose hope in you (in life) come back and those steps that they take to come back to life are the ones that make them strong to live and it gives them a reason to live. We all must have experienced this in our life and must have felt depressed at times (may the reasons be lost love, unemployment, health-related issues or personal problems) and some people stand strong through these issues while some just lose hope and give up. Giving up does not mean they are weak but it’s the purpose of living that has been taken away from them.

                        Zindagi, through this letter, I wish and pray that people do not lose hope in you and you give that purpose to them so that they too trust you. I hope you can give it to them so that there are no more suicides that take place.

-          Richard

I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda

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