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He Jumps Off The Golden Gate Bridge Because He Finds The World So Cold

He Jumps Off The Golden Gate Bridge Because He Finds The World So Cold

Ending it all is tempting. I understand, but it’s wrong. Before you get too caught up with your negative thoughts, I suggest you take a breath, clear your head, and read this. You’ll be encouraged by this story of a man who thought this world is so cold so he jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge, but the moment he realized what he just did, he had instant regret. Here, he narrates his journey to recovery which can make you think that if he can, so can you.

The favorite place to commit suicide from.

Golden Gate Bridge

    The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most-frequently used spots in the world to commit suicide from. Since it’s opening in 1937, two thousand people have died jumping from this bridge.

    hopeless

      The man in the video thought there was no hope for him so he started thinking of killing himself. It came to a point when his suffering became too much to bear. He could not take it anymore, he wants to escape this terrible existence, so he thought there was only one option left for him.

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      The suicide note.

      Suicide note

        When you are desperate, evil thoughts flood your brain. No matter how hard you try to think of positive thoughts, you end up feeling hopeless, helpless. There’s nothing you can do to alleviate your situation. Nobody can help you and nobody cares. At least, these are the thoughts of this man. The sad part is he thinks this is the truth.

        The suicide scene.

        Rails

          Because he could not take his suffering anymore, he decided to end it all. He closed his eyes, and jumped from the rails of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

          The story behind.

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          The man

            Let’s dig a little deeper to find out his story. This way, we can seek understanding why he attempted to end his own life. This man was born premature and bounced from house to house ’cause nobody wanted him to stay; he was sick all the time, that’s why. Fortunately, someone got him and he had a wonderful childhood. Everything went well through out his childhood and early adolescence. But… at seventeen, all went crushing down.

            What happened?

            Deadly thoughts

              He started having thoughts that everyone is out to get him; to harm him, and to kill him. And he believed these thoughts. His extreme paranoia led him to exhibit symptoms of mania, and then he started having dark hallucinations. Too dark for a sensitive being to take. Ultimately, he thought of killing himself.

              The jump.

              He jumped towards the water of death.

                So… to end it all, he jumped down towards the water of death.

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                The rescue was fast!

                Lifeguard

                  It’s good the lifeguards came quick. They got him before he drowned, took him from the cold water, led him to safety…

                  He got saved.

                  He got saved

                    …And to recovery. He was saved and started anew. He picked up the pieces and decided to move on. To accomplish this, he enlisted the help of a support group, a caring community to help him through his struggles.

                    His story, his struggles.

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                    uses his story to help others

                      Today, he uses his story to help people like him who are going through the same struggles. He get’s large doses of self affirmation doing this, and it gives him a deep sense of self worth. At last, he finds meaning in living. And he achieves this by helping people suffering due to the same problems and struggles he went through. He knows what they are  going through, he understands their thoughts. He experienced them himself, so they listen to what he had to say.

                      Helping others.

                      helping others

                        Helping others like him gives him reason to live. It gives him the proper perspective he lacked in his early years. Now, he is healed, and it’s because he finds joy, self fulfillment, and meaning in his life helping people by telling his own story.

                        Featured photo credit: I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge/Buzzfeed Video via youtube.com

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                        Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                        7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

                        7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

                        When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

                        You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

                        1. Connecting them with each other

                        Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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                        It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

                        2. Connect with their emotions

                        Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

                        For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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                        3. Keep going back to the beginning

                        Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

                        On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

                        4. Link to your audience’s motivation

                        After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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                        Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

                        5. Entertain them

                        While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

                        Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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                        6. Appeal to loyalty

                        Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

                        In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

                        7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

                        Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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