True happiness comes from within; not without
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitute true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy cause. – Helen Keller.
We hear stories of certain people that commit suicide which leaves us in utter shock. Our shock stems from the disbelief that someone with wealth, power and popularity could have a reason to commit suicide. We find certain questions plaguing our minds. Questions like why will someone affluent and famous end his life? How can someone so successful be ever depressed or unhappy? But the real question should be this; do wealth, affluence, popularity, power and status determine true happiness?
When it becomes above normal, material happiness will feel like misery – Dada Bhagwan
Countless famous people and celebrities have committed suicide even with everything they had, leaving us with the question – how could that be? We know that people most times commit suicide because they have given up on living so why would someone with the perfect life ever give up on living? The Oscar winning actor, Robbin Williams, hung himself in his luxurious home in California even with the chain of awards he had to his name due to his exceptional talent.
Mindy McCready, an amazing and talented singer with platinum records to attest to that, shot herself to death. Tony Scott, a famous English director and producer, jumped off the bridge killing him in the process. Freddie Prinze, a well-known actor and stand-up comedian, killed himself leaving behind a note which stated how he has lost hope in living and how death will give him the peace that he craves for.
Weeks before his death, he signed a million dollar contract with Las Vegas CaesarsPalace and his film deals were also in the works with Warner Brothers and Universal. Guess what, he was just 23 at the time of his death.These real life stories only prove this truth – happiness comes from within not without.
I have fought my own battle with depression and suicidal thoughts. This website is born out of that and the desire to help others in the same situation. Trust me, there is light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how overwhelming the dark feelings that hunts you is, just know that it will certainly pass away. Don’t give up on living. You are someone’s hero. In the words of Jean-Yves Leloup, sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, narcissistic wounds which chatter the flattery image that we had of ourselves in order to discover two truths : that we are not who we taught we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of happiness and wellbeing.
Keep hoping. Keep living. You are somebody’s hero.
Talk to someone about your depression. Getting help doesn’t mean you are weak. Actually, it speaks greatly of your courage and strength to keep fighting to live.