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“Even though the horn was blaring, the person lifted up his head, looked at the train and laid down”

by thebends

That quote is from a news story about a man who killed himself on the train tracks last week. Something about that description really affected me. For lack of a better word, it impressed me. I can only hope that’s how I’ll go when it’s my time. No panic, no second thoughts, no backing out. Just look up, see the train coming, and lie back down.

The man’s backstory is the disturbing part. Authorities had trouble tracking down his family because no one had heard from him (or bothered to check) for years. Yet they all knew he struggled with depression and alcohol/drugs. The woman who triggered his suicide was his girlfriend. She caught him doing drugs and kicked him out of the house. When the police recovered his phone they saw that he had been texting her but she never responded. 8 hours later he laid down in front of a train.

What a shitty life. Or rather, what shitty people surrounded him that nobody bothered to check on a guy with depression and substance abuse, and when he asked for help they literally cut him off. I feel like this anonymous soul summarizes everything that’s wrong with the human race. Can’t say I argue with his solution.

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