After the suicidal death of Sushant Singh Rajput, many of the people came forward to talk about depression and I was going through the posts and stories of most people I know I saw the same content.
“Text us if you need help we’ll talk it out”
It took me to a year back time, when I myself were going through it and what was the main reason? These SAME people. And I laughed at that post.
Where were these people when I needed them, and instead of helping what they did was to belittle me and to push me deep down into depression.
When we look closely at such matters and think rationally we get to know that we might have said something that hurt people and instead of saying sorry we just say “Don’t be so sensitive, it was just a joke” and what we don’t know is that joke can ruin many lives, it can be the last strand of a depressing person causing him to attempt suicide.
Earlier this week I was texting in our class group when those same people taunted me “as a joke” and that’s when I realized that the people who offer strangers help are mostly those who had killed their friends deep inside and now they’re going for others.
Should this be how we live? Should we not change ourselves and tell those bullies to stop? Take our lives as a joke? Offer help to others while we keep hurting our own?
We become depressed for people and try to help the people we have never even met. First, apologize to those people and get them out of Depression and then think of helping others.
If you can’t do that then simply stop hurting people because the most hurting thing is “Words” used in a destructive way.
The real question isn’t are we the cause of Depression or not, the real question is what are we doing to prevent it. The answer is NOTHING. Just posting such content doesn’t help, stopping yourself from hurting others DOES. When every one of us stops, the depression gets controlled.
And for those who really want to help make a change in society, just do little things like appreciating people on smallest things, help without hoping a return, smile and don’t use “jokes” as a taunt, offer a hand to move forward and that’s it. You’re a better person and that’s all that matters.