Mar 08, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
chuckystud saidChicagoSteve saidI learned yesterday that an acquaintance of mine, someone who I had worked with several years ago, took his own life on Thursday night. I had not seen or spoken with him in several years, but we did keep in touch on Facebook. I remember him as always being very upbeat and cracking jokes, he was really fun to work with. He was in his mid 40s. About a year ago on Facebook he posted something to the effect of wanting to know where his previously great life had disappeared to. It got me to thinking, so I wanted to throw this question out there.Do you think you could ever get to a point where you felt so low, that taking your own life was the only option?
Instead of watching it roll by on social media, did you ever think about picking up the PHONE, CALLING, and saying "How you been?" "You, O.k.?" Social skills 101.
This was someone who was an acquaintance, not a close friend. I prefaced that in my opening sentence on my post. Yes, I probably could have, but we did not communicate on a regular basis. Even the people he was closest to, who saw him every day were shocked at what happened. Sorry, but I don't need a lecture on social skills.