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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Breaking Point And A Happy Ending

Life can get overwhelming sometimes. The key to survival is NOT to succumb to the pressures and sorrows because there is ALWAYS light at the end of the tunnel. Suicide should never be thought of an a way out. A lot of people have little or no sympathy for suicide victims, but I get them. I know what it is to be in so much pain that taking your life to ease your troubles and the burden on your loved ones seems like an option, but it never really is. Whatever it is you are going through, remember that it will pass with time. The time might often be later than sooner, but pass it will. There is always some form of light at the end of every dark tunnel we pass through in life, especially the tunnels life shoves us into.

I came across a very moving story of a 32-year-old Chinese woman, Wei Chung, who has a disabled baby and was struggling to fend for the little one. Wei's baby girl was born with Down's syndrome and a poor heart. Unfortunately, she couldn't get a hospital to help and care for her child despite visiting several. She woke up one morning to find out that her husband has packed up and fled in the middle of the night, thus leaving them unable to fend for themselves and rendering them homeless without an income.

Life became intolerable and poor Wei felt the only way to go was to commit a murder-suicide by drowning herself and her baby. Thankfully, there were some good people around to stop this tragedy. They formed a human chain and dragged Wei and her baby out of the river to safety. As a result of the publicity the case generated, Wei now has accommodation and a sound promise of getting her child the good healthcare she deserves.

Now it's easy to chastise her action and condemn her but I will tell you this, unless you have walked in a person's shoes and you have the exact same strong-will and pain-threshold as the person does, do not condemn such people.

It pays to hold on to hope, no matter what. :)

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