What actually is life..??What do u mean by life ?? and how you should deal with it ? And why do people suicide....?? (This post might help me in shaping my future )

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catd1115 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Life begins and ends at different time for different people of different beliefs and cultures. For me life is existing on this planet. Whether there is something before or after that, I don't know. I think life exists for each of us to follow a path that adds to our planet, our species, and life in general.

As mentioned above suicide is usually the result of depression. Depression is not permanent and it is not life. Just because you are unsure of your purpose in life, does not mean you do not have one. Think of all you know now that you didn't as a small child. Now try to imagine all you will know in another 10 or twenty or 50 years! Each of us is on a journey through the time we are here, alive on this planet. We have to learn from each part of that journey to better the next part. If we end our journey early, we will have missed so much that was out there for us. All bad times end and new times begin.

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Most people commit suicide because the are suffering from depression and see no hope in their life anymore.  Most people begin to have suicidal thoughts before they actually decide to go through with it.  It is rarely a spontaneous event.  If someone were to start to have these thoughts, or question the purpose of their life I would highly encourage them to go and talk with a friend or counselor.  Depression can be dealt with in many ways so that life is full of meaning once again, but suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  Most people who commit suicide are dealing with some form of depression or mental instability.  They often feel they have no way out and no one to turn to.  Usually, this isn't true.  Depression makes a person feel alone and trapped even if they are not.  I think we have to view life as an important journey that we only get to travel once. 

anveshanushka | Student

@post 4 :catd115  well said...tht we will miss a lot of things if we suicide !!!

well next thing is :-  then it means that we should wait for the surroundings to be better again.....if not wait then what should we do....??....i mean how to deal with life in bad times ?

loraaa | Student

Life is to live in this world in peace... ^_^
Life simply is to live with all people and recognize them and to their culture.