Myia Lane-Vickers finds it hard to understand why someone would commit suicide.
Many of my friends have tough lives. Heck, most of them live in single family homes and face struggles every day - but I don’t think they would ever consider ending their lives. Yet, suicide is ranked as the third leading cause of death for American teenagers.
Recently, while listening to the radio in the car on my way to school, I heard on the news that a young lady committed suicide. She was just 17 years old like me. But apparently she was unlike me in one way because I think committing suicide is pathetic. From my perspective, the girl had no vision for the future. I myself am looking forward to many things, like attending college next year — hopefully in California.
The newscaster said the girl who died was a church going girl. As someone who goes to church, I don’t know how that can be. I believe her decision to end her life shows no belief in a higher source, so it’s hard for me to have sympathy for her.
Even on days that I am sick, fail a test or get yelled at by mother, I know it’s just a part of life. I can’t imagine suicide as a solution for anyone’s problems. If it rains when I am at the beach in Florida, my vacation isn’t ruined.