Suicide Is Cowardice

Suicide is Cowardice

Suicide is Cowardice

All suicides have the responsibility of fighting against the temptation of suicide. Every one of them knows very well in some corner of his soul that suicide, though a way out, is rather a mean and shabby one, and that it is nobler and finer to be conquered by life than to fall by one's own hand.

                          -HERMANN HESSE
Herman Hesse is quite right to remark that it is much superior to be vanquished by life than to commit suicide. It is really very depressing that so many persons commit suicide across the globe. It means that we have lost our heads, and are careless about weighing the repercussions of the cowardly act of committing suicide. Life is more precious than any other thing.

It is very disappointing to know that due to the failure of crop several farmers in India due to their poverty and heavy debts resulting in low morale committed suicide.
The main cause of suicide is negative and pessimistic thinking. We should live according to philosophy of optimism. Several world-renowned authors like

Sylvia Plath, Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Sexton, painter Vincent van Gogh and Virginia Woolf committed suicide. No doubt, the insane and manic act of committing suicide by these authors is the result of disenchantment and depression with the brutal realities of life.

The authors endowed with strong emotions finding it difficult to cope with life and unable to release their emotions through their writings at times choose to commit suicide. The fact is that committing suicide is an act of cowardice; and it might be described as the method whereby a person takes this uninspiring step to release his or her bottled emotions and ferocious fury. We should never forget the fact that it requires more courage to live than to choose self immolation.

We have to realize that we are far from perfect, but we should try our utmost to refrain from negative thinking. Dorothy Parker’s following inspiring and instructive lines will certainly fill us with positive thinking and make us remember that all sorrows are bearable if we have hope:

Razors pain you
Rivers are damp
Acids stain you
And drugs cause cramp
Guns aren’t lawful
Nooses give
Gas smells awful
You might as well live

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Last updated on 25-07-2016 160 0

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