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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 June 13, 2019

                        How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                        How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                        Think you have a boring life?

                        The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                        Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                        1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                        What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                        Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                        2. Go Play with Kids

                        Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                        They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                        3. Order a Hot Dog

                        While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                        4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                        Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                        5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                        You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                        You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                        6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                        Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                        Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                        7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                        Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                        What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                        8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                        You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                        9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                        Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                        10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                        We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                        11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                        It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                        12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                        This will give you something to look forward to.

                        Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                        13. People Watch

                        Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                        People are infinitely interesting.

                        14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                        Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                        15. Dance

                        You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                        If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                        16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                        This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                        17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                        Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                        18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                        Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                        19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                        OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                        20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                        This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                        Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                        Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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