… tie a knot and make a swing.
A familiar topic, yes, but not what most people want to discuss when everything’s already hunky-dory in their world. C’mon, man, who the heck wants to discuss problems when it’s all working just fine?
Actually, no one. Problems, as well as solutions, are welcome topics of discussion, but only for those who have them. If that group doesn’t include you now, it has in the past and it will in the future. The only way to avoid that part is to be one of us, but without a future.
I’m only too familiar with that location, being at the end of my rope. Anyone who’s ever gone through the joys of a divorce probably knows it. Having a child, or someone very close to you, die will put you there. Career disruptions, bankruptcy, severe illness, getting older, major economic reductions in lifestyle, even breaking up with a long term mate can do it. Yank you from the “everything’s okay” spot in life to that position so low on the rope.
It means there’s nowhere else to go. No other path to travel. So, what’s next?
Either you solve your own problems, or they don’t get solved. That’s an ugly place to be, take my word for it. Or, take your own word, if you’ve ever been there. By that point there are only two choices remaining. Suicide is one way to avoid what you can’t summon the guts to face down, getting help from someone is the other. Getting help is better than giving up, but that’s where the timing is crucial.
You have to still be in the game when the help arrives. History has shown the badly needed help isn’t always timely in the way it shows up. Albeit we’re a minority, there are people like me out here trying to drum up the assistance you’ll need. We work constantly to get you the help you can’t get by without, but it’s a long, uphill battle. Your responsibility is to wait and do all you can to keep yourself the healthiest you can be, physically and mentally, so you’ll still be there when the assistance finally reaches you.
If you’re not currently one of those dangling at the end of your rope, perhaps you’ll get on board. Do something to help the ones already waiting. If you need any motivation, try to imagine that’s you on the bottom of that line of hemp.
I’m just sayin’.
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