The Bridge by Mauricio Nuutinen

1 Dec
Unfortunately, Suicide is something that our society has to deal with on a frequent basis. Suicide has affected many individuals in one way or another whether it is something that has plagued them or has affected their family members. In question how is suicide accepted in our modern society?
          This week I was able to watch a rather moving documentary called The Bridge. The movie documented The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California for a period of time. In the footage the moviemakers discovered that they had captured each suicide that had occurred and were able to interview the grieving relatives of each person. The Golden Gate Bridge is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world and also one of the most photographed structures in the world. It is unfathomable to many that this beautiful structure symbolizing prosperity and strength is also the place where many take their last breath.
It is incredibly sad to hear the recounting thoughts of the friends and families of the people who died. The people who took their lives were at the lowest point possible in their lives feeling as if they had no escape whatsoever and therefore felt that the only way out was to just end it all.
To answer my question suicide is normally taken in a very negative way in our society with many not understanding it at all while others see suicide as a sin or a cowardly act. I believe that suicide is something that is extremely tragic and that no matter how hard you think life is suicide is not worth it. It just causes extreme pain to your family and friends. It is imperative that we as a society understand the extreme torture these people are going through and try to lessen the frequency of suicide.

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