by Brooke Becker, senior, Morrisville High School
Right at the very moment that I am writing this article, I am also trying to convince a friend that life is worth living. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for the young people in my age group.
After taking a few classes in sociology and psychology here at Morrisville High, I have become more aware. I am aware of the way people use defense mechanisms in order to hide their true feelings and appear “normal.” The fact is that not one person is normal – we are all unique.
During the time of late adolescence, the mind races, and one is stricken with reality. What will I do with the rest of my life?
Very recently a student attending Bucks Technical School committed suicide. The thought of death is very real and very relevant. The thought of death is persistent when one has no real path in life.
Not only is it seen in our communities, but our novels, too. For example, the novel “Veronika Decides to Die” details the life of a young woman who, after attempting suicide, finds herself finding meaning in life at a mental institution. On the contrary, this is a work of fiction – tranquility in life is not as easily obtained.
So one asks the question, why are young adults so enthralled with the thought of death?