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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Stress

May 18th, 2005. A twenty-one year old girl pursuing her B.Tech in one of the best Engineering colleges of Andhra Pradesh committs suicide by jumping from the 15th floor of Gagan Vihar Apartments in Hyderabad.
May 21st, 2005. An ISB graduate who enjoys a highly respectable position in an MNC gives up his life by jumping over Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.
These two cases may seem very different, very far from each other to have any miniscule connection, but there is one major similarity in them. The reason for both their deaths have been Stress, stress in personal lives. What can ail a talented girl from a well-to-do family that can compel her to committ suicide? What can coerce a suicide on a top professional who pockets salaries in 7figures?
Man always craves for luxury and material pleasures. In an effort to pocket the most of them, he tends to forget some basic things like life, love, happiness and satisfaction. All he is left with is Stress. Excessive work and pressure is one of the main reasons for this and lack of love and personal satisfaction is teh fuel to the fire. The girl I just wrote of has lost her father a couple of years back. Her father loved her a lot and naturally she missed him a lot after his death and didn't find anyone to fill the void. Naturally, though she had that all that could promise a great future, she gave it all up.
The man, a hot shot professional gave up his life for reasons unknown and called his parents and brother in US just before he had taken that extreme step. There were no reasons cited, but it was damn clear that he loved his family. Then why did he take his life? Probably, life has been too taxing.
These were a couple of cases that had taken place within a couple of days in Hyderabad alone and there are many more cities like Hyderabad all over India and there can be many more such cases there. Its paining to learn that two promising lives have met their end due to certain reasons that sure had a remedy. They had everything it takes to make a name for themselves in professional lives, all they lacked was in personal paradigm. They lacked love and compassion. Why have we become so materialistic that we don't care anymore about compassion and care?
Any person is judged by the degrees he holds, the salary he earns and the monetary assets he holds. We never look into how many people love him, how many respect him and how many want him. Is the paradigm shift towards materialistic and monetary scales taking its toll? I personally would not want a life full of money and work, but no one to fall back on. What significance do those lives hold which have to importance in others lives? Probably thats the thought that led to the suicides I spoke of.
In our mad rush to earn and earn, we are more into yearning than earning! Yearning for love and compassion. Started to achieve great heights in professional lives, the stress there unnegotiable has drawn the curtains for several lives. Probably first we must try to be individuals and then intellectuals!

8 Comments:

At June 01, 2005 11:43 AM, Blogger Twilightgirl said...

grrrrr88 post re....

got me thinking seriously...:)


and how true....the irony of life...doesnt let u have a handful of things at a time :(

 
At June 01, 2005 9:30 PM, Blogger Vivek Pabari said...

Well, stress in the professional's life could have been extreme. But the girl's case seems to be one caused by being too sentimental.

If you are rich and succesful, you are stressed due to the tensions of being able to maintain your position. If you are poor you are stressed due to deprivations. If you are mediocre, you are stressed due to your ambitions. There seems to be no way out!

 
At June 02, 2005 1:16 AM, Blogger anubhav said...

well spending time wid family can be a real stress buster..

i agree on the mad rush part, but the world is getting tougher and it will keep getting...

so we need to manage ourselves and be a bit more strong...after we all have some or other probs..

 
At June 02, 2005 6:12 AM, Blogger ravishing nymph said...

i dunno man taj krishna is real close to gagan vihar.. ok not real close but given the begumpet traffic on a decent morning at 11 o clock .. real close.. are u sure those two were not hooked up.. and sort of .. killed themselves.. in a love pact or something.. i dunno..
on the more serious front there are other reasons for suicide.. than just stress... like depression.. or selfcontendedness or the lack thereof.. life is a bitch..

 
At June 03, 2005 6:14 PM, Blogger Enchantress said...

good one!..stress does create lot of heck...but also...one can never enjoy anything in life had there been no stress and work load isn't it!?
to kno that smthing is nice...u really ought to know what is bad!
well...thatz jus one side of it....time management is the real tuff pill!

 
At June 04, 2005 12:33 AM, Blogger Enchantress said...

I'm flattered! did u really like it...I still doubt! ;)
I am Ramya Satyam doing BE(Hons)Civil from BITS Pilani. Our common friends wud be Asha and Bhargavi if I'm not mistaken. Nice blogs :)

 
At June 04, 2005 12:08 PM, Blogger Amod said...

ok fine once u have decided 2 commit suicide, whats the hurry?do it after 10 days.obv u dont expect anythin more frm life, thats y u r dying na?so try something new, leave ur present life, punish ur enemies, eat without worry of turning fat, ask for sex, steal money frm some1 whom u think 2 b unnecessarily rich, gatecrash into some beautiful girl's house and c if life doesnt turn out b beautiful...

 
At June 05, 2005 1:43 PM, Blogger Arun Swarup said...

hooray!

all hail top phodu ... the altruist!

dude ... u hit the bullseye!

 

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