In just the last two days, Kate Spade and Anthony Bordain ended it all by hanging themselves. The two celebrities were selfishly looking for the final, shocking way to solve their supposed problems.
Unfortunately, they were fully aware of the horrible devastation they caused their families and friends. They deliberately chose the most gruesome exit, knowing they would be found displaying the terrible exposure of their self-imposed horror. Several years ago, comedian Robin Williams did the same to himself and his horrified family.
Have you ever considered suicide? Have I? Of course, there are moments when each of us is so depressed, heartbroken or in physical pain that thoughts of ending it all occur in our troubled minds. I served in two wars, endured illnesses, heartbreak and physical injuries. Now at advanced old age, the subject has sometimes occurred to me. Then, I remember the opening lines of the poem by Dylan Thomas:
Do not go gentle into that good night:
Old age should burn and rave at close of day,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Whether young or old, when thoughts of suicide begin to cloud your mind, seek help from mental health professionals. Or simply take the poet’s advice and live out your life with determination and consideration for those you love.