Even in a tragedy such as this some people find an opportunity to gossip. It is hard to have compassion for minds with such severe lack of compassion. Small minds.
May be it is learnt behavior or just a way to kill time. May be they are just making conversation, small talk. May be it is because they don’t know that they are capable of much more than mere gossip. They don’t realize their own value. May be it makes them feel good about themselves. I have no clue.
It makes me sad because it is a result of ignorance. Not knowing enough about mental illness and finding simplistic, almost child like, explanations for something as complex as suicide. Constructing a seemingly logical sequence of events, believing and propagating it when nothing about a suicide is ever logical.
This reinforces the need to increase awareness of mental illness one person at a time till we are all transformed into a society with deeper understanding and compassion, with eyes and hearts that can see each other’s beauty and anguish even when it is not physical and with minds that can think big.
This is my dream.