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Everyone has dreams. But what happens when you don't follow your dreams?
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Good morning faithful backers of "CTB". By now I'm sure you all have heard the news of NFL linebacker Junior Seau's suicide. There are other's that won't make the news that have decided the same fate for themselves (5 I've heard of last month in Maryland).

I wanted to get your opinion on why suicide is seen as the only option these people can turn to. I wonder what value life has on people. Is it a mental illness for some? Are circumstances that bad that there is no other option? What is the reality for people who have commited suicide?

If suicide is a problem, then it can be solved...right?

I think people need HOPE. They need some sort of purpose in their life. A reason to keep living. Sometimes even the possiblity of tomorrow is reason enough to keep going on. But then again what ever tomorrow brings might be the exact reason some choose to kill themselves. I don't know.

I'm kinda all over the place with this update, but I just wanted to get others thinking about this. Even with drugs. I know there's a "War on Drugs" but my question is why do people feel like they have to even try drugs? I feel like their are way too many people in this country not living. We work crazy hours, eat fake/poisonous food, put technology above human interaction, worry/stress over bills, money & debt & hate eachother for trival reasons.

What do you guys think?


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      little brother says woof on May 6, 2012

      Hey, Jane's Mom here. Not to oversimplify-all the other comments are valid-but we are all under attack in this world. At one point or another in all our lives, we will come to a point of deep desperation and depression. For me, there is only one answer-faith in God, Jesus, and a understanding that life is sacred. The Bible, and especially the psalms, are full of honest, wrenching pleas for mercy. Faith gives one hope-real hope, for both this world and certainly the next. To me, Jesus has been the still, small voice of love that has sustained me through everything.

    2. Milko Davis on May 4, 2012

      I see a serious issue with humanity loosing touch with each other..One symptom is texting. People are loosing a connection with each other by means of texting someone that may even be as close as right next to them. Technology while great plays a destructive roll in desensitization. The little losses here and there add up to isolation anger self loathing by some... I feel a higher intervention may bring us back to standards that we have progressively lost.. Look around... how many people actually spend the effort to smile and say hello anymore....Think about it.

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      eileenerb on May 4, 2012

      This is a question I have been asking myself and I, too, am exploring it through art--my venue is a novel.

      Do we owe it to others to stay alive? Is our life ours to take? But why? One answer is the mental illness of depression, which has been around forever and which is exacerbated by drugs and alcohol and isolation. Then there is the fact that when well-known people do it and the media covers it, suicide starts being perceived as an acceptable or viable outcome to life's problems. All of that is compounded by the way we live. This country, its policies and government, put money before humans. There are way to many "haves" unwilling to share and help those who are struggling. The message? People don't matter. Money and those with money matter.

      I love what you are doing.