(Written by Sir Article, Founder and CEO of Sircle Communications)
I am writing this article purposely to encourage all those who seem to have lost hope in life. They should never give suicide a chance!
Okay, something touching happened on July 12, 2017 in my life. I initially thought it was quite trivial, but I later realised how crucial it was.
My granddad, after reading my "Paradox of Motherhood" article the previous day, sat me down and advised me not to commit suicide regardless of the trials and tribulations I experience as a young boy brimming with ingenuity.
He was so compassionate about my many failed attempts to get funding for my book project and, more surprisingly, the strong opposition from my mom.
My 80-year-old grandfather sensed a possibility of his 20-year-old grandson committing suicide soon in my tortuous journey as a dropout and entrepreneur — he was right, of course.
Yes, for I only got to appreciate the severity of grandpa's concern just last night in a soulful conversation I had with my ex-girlfriend.
She contemplated and nearly committed suicide 2 weeks ago, simply because she frustratingly felt she had no reason to live anymore.
Well, it sounds funny, but she had a point though not justifiable. She has been agonised, for years, by her appalling experiences at home.
So as her ex-boyfriend whom she trusts, I tried to convince her to discard those suicidal thoughts. And I believe she would not disappoint me as she actually assured.
Our discussion was a phone call at night though, but I later sent her the following messages on WhatsApp:
"I love you ***** even as my ex.
I could tell my girlfriend this.
Cos there's nothing cheating about that.
You made an unusual difference in my life when we were dating.
And I still appreciate.
Don't commit suicide, for my sake. I beg you. Allan would always be there for you. And he needs you.
We'll make it. Let's endure our troubles. Be patient, please. Suffer now and enjoy later.
20 years to come, I'd present you to a large crowd as a powerful and rich woman.
Your future is brighter.
I support you fully."
Moreover, I urge young people who go through a lot of problems — in their burning ambition to become successful, especially — to be perseverant.
They ought to endure their agony, and keep fighting their troubles — that is the price to pay for greatness.
Why do you want to give up now by committing suicide?
Remember, your agony is transient, to tell the truth.
You have endless prospects, trust me.
You are an inspiration to others, without your knowledge.
Some people care about, believe in, and support you — you know it — so why do you seek to hurt their feelings?
Your emotions could be, and, are even deceiving you.
Most importantly, there is light at the end of the tunnel, or there is greatness at the end of your distressing path.
God bless your hustle!