The title of this post says it all. But today after talking to a lot many students I decided to address this subject after all. It was extremely difficult to write about this and all the thoughts expressed are my personal views.
Suicide – Isn’t this a strong word to play with? And yet we find students today as young as 15 years old thinking about it. Today I address the students and the parents as a whole, because as children at such a tender age we tend to make mistakes which cause regret and suffering, at a later stage in life. Without parents’ support, it is extremely difficult to cope up with the pressure of the education pattern.
As a child, growing up and seeing the world full of opportunities the thought of giving up should never ever cross the threshold of the mind.
Each day is a new fight, each loss a new lesson and each win, a motivation to perform better and keep moving forward.
As a student, marks and examinations shouldn’t matter as much as knowledge and learning do. I know that the educational system judges us based on our marks and marks only, but thinking about it with a rational mind everyone would agree that there isn’t any “practical” way of doing it. There are many loopholes if we try the pragmatic approach and believe me, researchers and educationalists are working and debating on its credibility. But that apart, we are talking about the depression that is caused by the “poor performance” in the students these days.
Not giving up is a lost art, it seems.
Marks should never be the deterrent in your journey towards your goal. You started off with a purpose, a motive and a passion. Your life staked against a few marks? Think about the gamble. You are leaving the journey, the best part towards a goal. You are losing out on the fruits that come after success and the learnings after a failure. You are losing the faith in yourself and the trust of your parents. You are letting your competitor down and I repeat YOU ARE LETTING YOUR “COMPETITOR” (without an ‘s’) DOWN. Because no one competes against you but yourself.
Truth be told you don’t need to overcome your marks, but you need to overcome the fear of performing. Marks will follow automatically. And once you overcome this fear, the negativity that surrounds you will turn into positivity.
“It was not easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it.”
Life isn’t bitter if you have a sweet dream to see every night. The very dream that would keep you awake and motivate you to work hard. So believe in yourself. Always respect your parents and their actions. Think about the sacrifices they made for you before sacrificing the life, that all may not be lucky enough to have.
As it has been said:
This too shall pass!
May the SUCCESS be with you!