*Trigger Warning: Suicide*
Here’s a story.
An 8-year-old happy go lucky kid, full of life, with too many ambitions. Little did she know life was going to go in a downward spiral. Perhaps fate had something else in store.
Maybe she wasn’t god’s favourite. Eventually started feeling invisible because no one was there. Devastated and broken from inside, she still tried her way to make it through life.
Eventually, things got worse in the coming years. At 14, she faced tremendous ridicule and disgrace. Society killed her from inside, but somehow she still managed to survive the catastrophe.
And sometime later, her life changed for good. She got into a different place and things were going all well. After going through so much trauma earlier, she had come a long way and became a completely different person, doing better than she ever was and managed to carve a niche for herself.
But sadly, good things don’t last forever. Perhaps the universe was conspiring against her. Suddenly on a gloomy afternoon, a bigger apocalypse arrived and changed everything forever. She lost herself completely, clueless and deranged, started questioning her existence. Death fascinated her; all she wanted to do was to kill herself.
Maybe life isn’t for everyone. From popping pills to hanging herself, she tried everything but failed and ended up in the hospital and could never ever be the same.
In this scenario, it is clearly demonstrated how the youth of our society has been suffering through the years. Some make it through and end up making it big, whereas others probably end up nowhere and are labelled as a “train wreck” by the people of a society that imposes such unrealistic standards and shows those who are unable to live up to the standards that there is no place for them in this brutal society.
In today’s overly competitive world, a person unable to carve a niche for themselves is considered a failure in society. But the main question is, who sets these unrealistic standards? Everybody is not born a prodigy, but don’t they deserve to live with dignity and grace?