Earlier today, CNN was sensationalizing a Kanye West revelation. Apparently, once upon a time he contemplated suicide. All the typical oohs and ahhhs accompanied by the standard, “He is so brave for facing his demons” rolled off the tongues of the talking heads.
I have to ask wonderingly, what is so revolutionary and/or revealing about admitting that one has contemplated suicide? I have contemplated suicide millions of time, maybe even every day of my life. A fact I could confirm if I was able to catch and manage every millisecond blip of thought that transpires throughout the course of a day.
To me, the people who should be gawked at are the people who claim to never have contemplated suicide. Honestly, what is wrong with those people? Are they not paying attention? If a person has never contemplated suicide, I have to wonder what mega-plane of obliviousness and superficiality they are operating on. It must be extremely dangerous, as in, one small scratch and it’s over.
Do you think it is shocking to admit that one has thought of suicide?