Do you know what hurts the most? It’s when you see someone suffering in depression and being suicidal and there’s nothing you can do to change their minds. When you do your best to talk to them, make them believe this is not the end, that the bright days are coming, but they don’t listen. They don’t listen to a word you say. You talk to the person for hours, days, weeks, and when when you think you finally convinced them to keep fighting…they suddenly disappear. They pass away without saying a word. For the rest of your life you have to bear the guilt on your shoulders. ”What if”. What if I could have changed your mind, you’d be still alive, still fighting for the brighter days. Still smiling through all the pain. Still having a hope. What if I could have saved a life, but didn’t? What if it’s all my fault, and what if I only made it worse? I could have stayed out of it, but that would be even worse. I’d ignore someones cry for help, and realize I could have saved a life. I don’t care if I don’t know you or if we’ve never spoken, but I regret I didn’t help you when you needed it, but I’m so sorry you didn’t listen to my words when you should have.
Even strangers care about each other.
Next time you feel worthless, remember that you could save a life.