I get daily emails of top news stories for my town and surrounding areas and in close proximity are two large bridges that span the mighty Hudson river and a major train line that goes into New York City.
Every week, sometimes more than once a week, someone kills themselves by jumping off one of the bridges or jumps in front of a train. Think of all the people traumatized by witnessing such a thing. Can you imagine riding to work in the morning and seeing someone splat against the front window of the train?
A couple of days ago someone took a taxi to the Bear Mountain Bridge, and mid span, told the taxi driver to stop, opened the door and ran to the edge and jumped to his death. How do you think that taxi driver felt?
A friend of a friend of mine jumped out of his high rise bedroom apartment window to the sidewalk below. Do you think he thought about the person that he fell in front of and how that would affect them? What if he jumped a second or two later and landed on that person. Life is such a precious, precious gift that some are fighting their hardest to keep, and others just throw their life away, literally.
Please, if you have the slightest thought of committing suicide, don’t. Think of the person that is going to find you, the people that have to live with the guilt of not doing one thing or saying one thing to save you. It benefits no one. No one at all. If you think that suicide will get your lover’s or friend’s or family’s attention, it will. In the wrong way. And if you believe in reincarnation, you know that you are just going to have to come back and do it all over again, so why not just stick it out and work through that life lesson now?