“And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.”

–Richard Cory by Edwin

Arlington Robinson – 1987.

Sometimes living is not the easiest thing to do because circumstances turn against us. A few moments of misery can make us forget so much, all the times we’ve been loved and cherished, the times we’ve won laurels and celebrated successes. Life is too precious to be traded to times of pain. But in this world, we’re always looking for practical solutions and death is the best thing to do when life stops working. In a research by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it was found that every year 800,000 people committed suicide all over the world, with the highest suicide rate being in Europe. It was also found that suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally in 2012. These figures show just how disillusioned we have become with our lives. To all those whose lives are downhill, stop. Don’t find a permanent solution to a temporary problem. There’s always something to live for and if you find nothing, look inside yourself and find the passion your heart conceals. Don’t be a quitter, be a pursuer.