Since the last 2 weeks or more…in between my vacation AND examinations (its weird how it all happens so fast..like at ‘light speed’ as our Falcon puts it) we witnessed (not like witnessed in first person but witnessed thanks to stars and the times and other news channels –the endless list) a few cases where one of us, the youth, the so called bright/shining youth have found themselves under constant public scrutiny..
First there’s the much talked about Rahul Mahajan case..Drugs and everything. So much has been said and Soo many rumors and baseless facts i heard while i was in Mumbai that i didnt know whether to correct those facts or to laugh at all the gossipmongers i came across..So many viewpoints have been thrown around regarding this issue that i don’t really wish to comment much upon it…
Moving on, the question that remains with me is–Whats the entire fascination about drugs? I guess the answer lies in addiction and for the urban youth-there’s a whole lot of things–the cool factor/ steady supply of cash from the filthy rich parents/experimentation/escape from tensions/show off.. and for the rest u can read India Today. The funny part is..they take drugs while they’re happy, they take drugs when they’re sad/depressed. such is the power….Are the youth that weak? And why? I mean personally i’d feel like slapping a person who takes drugs just cause he/she is depressed.
The second case is that of Army Officer Lt.Sushmita Chakrabarty who committed suicide..for reasons which are said to be dissatisfaction with her job. Being an officer she expected greater responsibilities..and all the duties she got were those of organising army parties etc. Since 2002 there have been 430 suicides in the army..To top it all the army chief makes comments like..’we prefer male officers to female officers’…Its sad that people who make such comments still exist at such high posts. They need some lessons on gender issues 😛
Even the mysterious death of Delhi University student Neha is said to be a case of suicide..
Also Nafisa Joseph the succesful actress/vj who committed suicide a few years back..
All these figures, whether celebrities or not are one of us..and its pretty sad that they have to resort to such measures. Yes some of them are spoilt rich brats who were out there to have just a bit of fun and are probably not even worth being made a scandal about, because thats how they and a 100 other rich brats lead their life. It was only one of them who managed to come into the public eyes..
For those who earnestly sought a life, worked towards it..seeked happiness..in a single moment they decided to end it all. Psychologists..Nidhi and everyone..answer me..Why?
Is it the pace of today’s life thats taking its toll on them?
Is it peer pressure?
Why do we feel depressed over the smallest issues..so much so that we might loose our minds enough to end our lives?
If thats the added baggage to fame and money and success, then I really wonder if success is worth it?