How to commit suicide…

One day the wife of a friend of mine called to tell me that she was on the way to the hospital because my friend had collapsed at work.   

Earlier that day just before leaving for work he poured a bowl of cereal and went to the refrigerator for milk there was none.  He decides well it’s not that serious I’ll just add water.  He takes a couple of bites and sits the bowl on the counter.  After running back upstairs to grab his tie and briefcase he charges out the door.  He’s halfway out of the driveway before he realizes that he’d forgotten his cereal.  He pulls back into the garage, runs inside and grabs hs cup only to discover that a family of ants had beaten him to it.  “Argh!!!” he exclaims.  He slams the ingredients from the cup into the garbage disposal and flips the switch… it doesn’t work.  “Oh my god!!!”

He immediately calls his wife to ask whether she knew of this mechanical failure and she replies, “Yes.”

“Well, why didn’t you tell me about it?!” he yells.

“I didn’t think it was that serious, I was going to tell you today.”

“You didn’t think it was that serious?!  See, that’s what I’m talking about, you never take anything ‘that’ seriously.  You should have told me last night, I would’ve had someone out here to fix it!

“Look, what is your problem?  You never call me at work and when you do, this is what you call about?  I’m at work, I don’t have time for this. Bye! -click

This of course sends him into a complete tizzy.  He jumps back into the car and heads off to work fuming.  Traffic is horrible and the cereal episode only made arriving to work on time even more difficult. Once there he receives a phone call explaining that his mother had been diagnosed with cancer and they needed him to come down to see her.   Well, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  All of this was too much to handle and his mind/body broke down.  After receiving various sedatives and being monitored for a few hours he was released and told to take it easy for a few days and he’s now doing a lot better.  (true story.)

Now, my purpose for calling this one how to commit suicide is to bring attention to how we get to that point in the first place.  The trojan horse called stress is to blame in this case but the funny thing is, it only has as much power as YOU give to it.  Whether voluntary or involuntarily, your body will find a way to escape too much stress.  People that go through with the thought of committing this self-destruction typically do so because the ‘stress’ of life becomes too much to bear.  It’s actually more common than you think for people to have such thoughts but luckily not everyone continues down that path.

If you think about it, that’s what we spend the majority of our time doing…trying to avoid stress.  That’s what our heavens or after life promises are…no dying – stress, no sickness – stress, no disagreements – stress, and so on.  It even says on the tomb stones… rest in peace.

Well I’d like to ‘suggest’ to you that you don’t have to wait until death to experience peace.  If you’d like to have less stress in your life…wait for it….let it go!  Yeah, it’s that simple.  Stress is an unwelcome visitor in your home (body)…kick him out! (ha)  Seriously though, you only have what you’re holding on to…aren’t there more pleasant things in life to hold onto than self-destruction?


– Dehypnotize



36 responses to “How to commit suicide…

  1. Pingback: Stress… aka The Killer | Unordinary Woman

  2. Great story.
    stress takes a toll on us sooner or later.
    your story clicked something in my brain – what i am going through is really a result of STRESS πŸ™‚
    “The trojan horse called stress is to blame” for my emotional break down πŸ™‚

  3. It seems like such a simple thing to just let go of stress in your life.. But actually having the mental willpower to fully accomplish it? It’s an uphill battle.

    • MayDay, thanx for reading and commenting. You are absolutely correct…most things are more easily said than done, however, that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be done. We always have choices in how we deal with stress. Mental willpower can also be described as decision making…that’s all it is. Everyday is a new life!!!

  4. my work is kinda, I am taking stress as a daily vitamins and it’s nice to read something like this, it is a breather… thanks for reminding me … happy new year.. πŸ™‚

  5. Wonderfully said – not too many years ago stress almost killed me (on Father’s Day no less). From then on I realized (but still struggling with the application thereof), there is nothing in this world sans honest-to-God death that should ever pull me away from my little tribe. Let alone stress over nonsense (read: “work”).

    • Hey t, thanx for stopping by and thankfully you’re able to. Stress is an ugly monster…its tricky, scheming and very deceptive. I’m so glad you were able to see your way through your situation stay strong and stay around, I need you to keep commenting on my site…lol

  6. Surely, people need to understand that “giving up” is something we need to limit! It’s something we know all throughout but small reminders like this one itself, add a lot of push to people morally broken or trodden!

    Keep sharing such thoughts… Saving a life is priceless!

  7. Pingback: “How to commit suicide” or don’t waste your life for stress « Taste of life by Sabi

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