Suicide — a sign of self-defeat?

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: “Suicide is a sign of self-defeat, and self-defeat is the worst defeat!” Comment.

One commits suicide when unable to protect himself/herself, and loses his hope to live. One forgets the good experiences in life but remembers only the bad. This is self-defeat as one fails to make one’s life meaningful, seeking instead idiotic solutions to escape from problems.
Durva Garg (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Suicide is the act of killing oneself. If one has learnt to have control over one’s anger or emotions then he/ she can easily defeat ‘suicidal tendencies. There are ways by which we can control ourselves like doing yoga regularly which makes our minds fit and healthy, getting connected with family and friends, practising hobbies, reading good books, etc. If we succeed in doing this, we can say we have conquered ‘self-defeat’.
Anamika Singh (15)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

Suicide is the biggest sin. We should learn to face the obstacles that keep on coming to our life. Suicide is not a solution to the perplexities that we face; we should counter these difficulties by remaining optimistic. Difficulties will keep on coming and going, but a successful person will always face those challenges courageously and will rise up. Remember, even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise, again
Samarth Chawla (15)
St Francis De Sales Sr. Sec. School, Janakpuri, New Delhi

We are living in a world where no one cares for what the other is going through. People don’t support you, they only make you feel worse as much as they can, and listening to them makes you feel still worse depressed and we end up killing ourselves because of that. Why do we end our lives because someone said some rubbish?
Riya Bidhuri (14)
Notre Dame School, Badarpur

Before one experiences suicidal tendencies, he/she begins to show signs of self-defeat, and doesn’t see any meaning in life. Often, such people get the feeling that no one understands them, as well. Emotional pain, trauma or not being able to achieve success in life, etc. can lead one to suicidal tendencies, which if not attended to in time can lead to a tragic end of life.
Rashmo Mehta (14)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

Suicide is final submission to self-destruction, prompted by self-defeat. People who are silently struggling with inner burdens do that. Suicide can be considered as the worst defeat, since it is nothing short of destroying one’s own life.
Rajesh Yetukuri (17)
Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Guntur

Nowadays, not only teenagers but also well-educated persons resort to suicide instead of cultivating a fighting spirit. We should not feel dejected but should take failures, defeats and rejections as opportunities to strengthen our resolves.
Nianonika (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

No other defeat is worse than self-defeat. That’s what suicide is. We face a lot of hurdles in our life. At times, we also face setbacks one after another. But getting depressed, accepting defeat, is not a solution. Returning with more strength is the real solution. Life is God’s gift to us, and only He has the right to take it back.
Dhwani K. Thacker (18)
KDM, Nagpur

We are most often inclined to maximize pleasure and exaggerate pain. We condemn ourselves for negative outcomes which are caused by factors beyond our control, and then give in to self-defeating behaviour.
Khyati Aggarwal (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Suicide is seen as self-defeat when a person has given up on life, and sees no light at the end of the tunnel, and succumbs to the devious inner voice, saying “enough is enough!” We face many battles in life, and defeats too. But, losing to one’s own self is the worst defeat.
Aashi Dixit (20)
Babasaheb Ambedkar University, Lucknow

We are hearing these days about many suicide cases including that of Sushant Singh Rajput. Suicide is the worst form of defeat. We should love our life and shouldn’t lose hope, but should always give confidence and hope to ourselves and to others. Suicide shatters everything within a second. Let’s remember that when life gives us 1000 reasons to cry and to die, there are 10,000 reasons before us to smile and to shine.
Erica Bali (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

One of the reasons why someone commits suicide is that he/she sees that his/her long-cherished dreams do not come true. One feels depressed also due to the pressures/ expectations from the family and society which one thinks that he/she can’t live up to. Hence accepts defeat instead of facing such problems bravely.
Rashi Mehta (15)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

Suicide and self-destructive behaviours result from a negative thought process, depression, low self-esteem and hopelessness. Suicide is the worst form of defeat because one thinks there is no hope left. One should be confident, hopeful, and emotionally supported in order to defeat such self-defeat.
Namya Malhotra (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

We are seeing a huge rise in the number of suicides, in the recent years, in India. Honestly, nobody can comprehend the agony of a person who chooses the path of suicide as he/she feels dejected and defeated. This is the worst defeat as there is no more will left in the person to do anything other than giving up life.
Senjuti Saibal Bhattacharya (19)
A C Patil College of Engineering, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Nobody is ever defeated until one accepts defeat! No doubt, self-defeat is the worst defeat. Suicide is the last step of a chain reaction that goes like this — failure, guilt, depression, acceptance of the scupper and then the end. Let’s keep in mind, “Failure can never overpower one if his or her determination to succeed is strong enough!”
Diya Vinod Surjuse (16)
Wardha

Suicide is running away from problems. When you run away from your problems you forget that there’s another version of you that is reliable, passionate and strong. Self-defeat, doubting one’s capabilities is the worst form of defeat. Suicide doesn’t relieve you from your problems. It only adds another burden to your life.
Disha Vig (16)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Attempt to suicide is an indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. To escape unbearable sufferings a person commits suicide, taking it as the last option to get over the sufferings one goes through. To those who consider it, it might look like the most logical solution, but in reality it is not!
Sonali Garg
GGSIPU, New Delhi

Whether we are in the middle of a storm or flood, suicide is not an option. Suicide plunges one’s heart into an abyss of nothingness. It is the end of any growth in a person. We are not created for self-defeat, but for a glorious rising from ashes and storms.
Arunima (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar