Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hope. May 5, 2010.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” - Albert Einstein
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If there is one thing that all people who attempt suicide have in common, it is that they have lost all hope. They no longer believe that things can be better tomorrow. They fear that the pain of today will increase, and the only way to stop that pain is to die.
Some people will attempt again and again, especially if their circumstances don’t change. Others are thankful their attempt didn’t work, and are happy to be alive. Again, hope – or lack thereof – is the key.
That is why those of us who have survived must look for hope in every corner. We must be diligent in seeking out positive possibilities and optimal outcomes. We must be on the lookout for negative thinking and pessimism. It’s a matter of life and death for us.