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Why are you thinking about dying
If you haven't even tried to live your life?
Dear self,
You'll be okay.


As a sufferer of severe anxiety and depression, I just want everyone to know what I've learnt through personal experience:

Life is beautiful, it's precious, valuable and it's very taken for granted. It's true that our lives may suck, but we need to get up and realise that there's a brighter side to life. There's always something or someone worth living for, even if we haven't found it/them yet.

We need to believe that everyone deserves to be happy. We can all reach happiness, but it's something we need to earn.

SIDE NOTE:
I understand that some people might find this offensive, but just putting it out there: this isn't directed at everyone.
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VanquishedEyes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean, all life's don't always end with something. I'm not saying this is offensive, but it just gets on my nerves to know that people like you said take granted for life. Well I mean, their choice is to not nurture life but to hold it hostage till they find something good to use out of it. To all the people who do that, life comes in many forms and sometimes they're not just made you have to make the right decisions to understand the path you've took is actually negative. Nice free verse tbh ;)
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BulmaBriefs050401 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
This was very beautiful towards me because I know of a friend ((in real life)) who actually freaked me out because she had said that the same morning she had overdosed on pills. She had done it on purpose and she constantly cut herself. She once even wrote out in a restroom "Suicide note: Please help!" it freaked me out so badly. I still don't know how she is doing today, ((as it is summer)) but this helped me hope for her and let me feel a bit more secure about
her. I hope she will see life in this beautiful way that you did. *smiles*
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MayaAngelDay Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student
Sometimes its hard to see all the good things that lie ahead.
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ask-son-goku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
((i have many friends who are vert, and i mean very suicidal, bordering on whether to live or die, and are trying (and, thankfully, failing) to persuade me to be like that. if you wouldnt mind, would it be ok if i used this quote to try and get me buddies to look at life with a brighter perspective? i wont take any credit for it, and it will be for the greater good...this quote really inspired me, and im sure it will do the same to others who actually need it...))
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's entirely fine, and I'm honoured that it inspired you ^^
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ask-son-goku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
((thank you. your a very beautiful writer. i hope to be at your level at some point. keep it up!))
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, you flatter me :aww:
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ask-son-goku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
((Its not a matter of flattery, but a matter of truth. I am a very young person who desires to be an author, and when I read the things you write, it makes me raise the bar for what I think good litterature is. My only problem is, I've never actually written anything, since when I sit down to write, my mind goes blank, and when I do aquire ideas, they're downright horrible. But I guess that's the way it goes.))
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Squirates Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Suicide is an option 
but not a good one
it's like someone asks what 2+2 is and your answer is fish
it is an answer but now a very good one
life is meant to be full of trials
you have to overcome them
once you do you'll come out stronger
but those are just my thoughts ^^
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AtaNinjaGurly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is where that comment came from. You're very right. 
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Squirates Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.3.
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VampiricLegend Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Writer
I love this, because I understand this

I also have severe anxiety and depression, and someways I don't know why I am trying, and wish I could just fade away and stuff.
But at the same time I want to prove to SOMEBODY/SOMETHING (maybe the world in general) That I'm better than that. Even though I don't always feel better than that. 
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545hallie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I think this is very happy when you look at it the right way! I look at things that are bad as a way to make everything else in life seem happier :D
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This journal made me contemplate suicide.
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Aglaismilberti Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Suicide is always an option therein lies the value of life.
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sabbisama Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I think it's a little more complex than that, just telling someone that they need to live their life when they are suffering from anxiety and depression. (and if you thought it was offensive why did you even bother posting it???)
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It *is* more complex than that, but it still comes down to it, you know?
If that makes sense ;-;

(I personally don't think it's offensive. I used to recite these words to myself over and over, whenever I felt tempted to end my life, so I just thought of posting it to Deviantart for some reason. But it seems some people find it a little offensive. I don't know ^^;)
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sabbisama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
But the way he states it is like "Oh life sucks, but don't kill yourself" and "oh you cant die because you haven't done things that everyone else has" It's great that you are comforted by it but at the same time telling them that they have a reason to live isn't good enough, you have to show them and prove to them that they need to live, and I feel that this poem does not express that. 
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cmoyl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pura Vida.  
In case you want to laugh about it inside...

www.despair.com/
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Asterlia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Life can be difficult sometimes, but when you find something worth living for you'll see that it can be wonderful as well. ^^
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthis2plz:

^^
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yodilla Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Nice thought provoking words. Here's my response: I think about dying because it is the cheat code to ending the race of life early. I've tried striving for happiness and I have been shot down by fate/destiny/"the universe"/ or whatever else you wanna call it. I gave up on the prospect of having a happy ending in my life. Now I am just playing the waiting game; and if you are wondering, no I am not suicidal.... I am just tired of failing.
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dezinique Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
something like this should be a DAILY DEVIANT!
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g2a732648 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i've told myself that depression is a part of me, and that i should learn to accept it, and not put it away cause it would keep coming back. now that i have depression as part of me, it became easier to know when it came and i had a way to get on my feet.

about those offended by this, it just makes perfect sense.

"tried to live your life" would mean finishing it until the finish line. not making yourself a finish line.

i can relate much to this. 

nice work btw
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someonesecho Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Why do you think I'm not trying
If i have been thinking about dying?
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Lady-Giorgio Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
V
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Anusha27 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This makes so much sense and no it should not be offensive in any way. You used the best words to describe why you should keep living. Its beautiful.Clap 
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LordByrand Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
People commit suicide when they don't truly love anyone or anything.
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Sweeneygirl310593 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Or they may love (or have loved) so much. Maybe the person they love has died or no longer loves them (or never did in the first place). They could be permanently separated from them too. Some suicidal people I've heard of genuinely believe they have nothing to offer their loved ones or the world and they would be better off without them. Everybody does have something to offer though...
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LordByrand Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...
Dead or alive, I believe that God loves us infinitely, beyond our comprehension. And yet, millions of people die each day. He does not end his own existence because of their deaths. I believe that God's kind of love is more of what the world needs. I know not everyone will understand, and I know that some people will understand but reject Him anyway. The choices have always been ours to make. If we couldn't make those choices, we could never truly understand what love is, or rather who God is.
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Sweeneygirl310593 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Im kinda agnostic and I think that everyones existance and life belongs to themselves alone really...
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LordByrand Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's OK with me.
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Sweeneygirl310593 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I respect that you respect my point of view. My only point was that sucide does not nessisary show lack of moral fibre/weakness/lack of loving heart unless its done with a bomb For Iideological reasons. ..
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LordByrand Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is different from my view; that love creates selfless behavior in people and that suicide is one of the most selfish things anyone can ever do.
I'm alright with agreeing to disagree.
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Sorrowscoldfrost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Honestly, I just can't agree with that. So far, life is really not worth living.
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strawberryautumn1234 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Writer
i live of 14 years so i not going to do it any time soon
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CAPTAIN-CHETO Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifull words :)
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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CAPTAIN-CHETO Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, Thanks for you ;)
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InsaneSamantha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice words, dear. Agreed to that, but suicide is always an option. Should be the last option of course and is never an option if the problems can be solved with hard and honest work. Changing things you can change, accepting things you can't change and find a way to life with that.

but: What if you have tried to live your life for year and the pain doesn't go? Pretty sure there are many situations around the world were the death would be better than suffering for years and for nothing. The topic 'suicide' isn't black or white at all, it's sadly very individual.

100% agree to "We can all reach happiness, but it's something we need to earn."
Wise words! :thumbsup:
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I've been there, and I understand exactly what you said. But we have to keep trying, no matter how hard it gets. And believe me, it's very hard ;~;

Thank you, and I appreciate that you're able to get your point across in the nicest way possible ^^
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InsaneSamantha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Exact, we all have to keep trying. :icondragonnod1:

No problem at all.
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy off topic, but your avatar is so hypnotising xD
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InsaneSamantha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks xD That couple Icon was a gift for my fiance ^^
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop staring at it, tbh xP
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InsaneSamantha Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
check out the complete couple Icon
:iconinsanesamantha::iconthe-real-shaydee:
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KlingelChelle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You
And your fiance
Both deserve a watch after this amazingness my eyes have just beheld OwO
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