RDP WEDNESDAY: RESIDUE
There was a run of suicides on the tracks my train uses last month- there was at least one a week.
Some people suggested that the inconsiderate jerks who threw themselves under the train should have stayed home and ‘eaten a bullet’.
My question is- which child in the video was the person on the tracks and which was the unfeeling ‘ let then eat a bullet ” child?
At what point did those people become so emotionally detached from their own sense of humanity that they allowed themselves to be torn apart by a speeding train or would open their mouth and say without a care in the world for how it would say to a train car full of people that ‘ that SOB should have stayed home and eaten a bullet, sorry your life sucks but I have things to do- I have a life. “
I know the person who ended their life has my sympathy- should the people who suggested that the deceased should have ‘eaten a bullet’ for the sake of the convenience of those around them have it too?
And if if I deny either of them my sympathy and caring what does that say about me? If I don’t care about myself or other people and I keep feeling that way, do parts of my soul just die off until nothing is left except a brief residue of the better person that I could have been?
As a side note in this video: “Anorexic” is a medical term for a symptom, the loss of appetite and interest in food. It is not the same as “anorexia nervosa” which is a psychiatric disorder. In popular/lay use, people often say anorexia when what they are actually referring to is anorexia nervosa, which is where the apparent confusion comes from.