“If you try to do only for yourself, you’ll only get so far in life. If you reach out to touch other people, you can fix your own soul.” – Bryan A. Wood
In my previous four posts, I have tried to shed some light on why people die by suicide. In this post, I discuss what saves people from suicide. Here, I explore how the act of service to others can save oneself from the grip of suicidal despair.
This post was inspired by a comment from a fellow blogger who said this philosophy has been his salvation. He writes:
…once I’ve accepted that my life is fundamentally expendable, no longer worth living, I get on with it and do what I can, each act of generosity makes me feel better about myself, rebuilds my confidence if not my validity, sometimes it’s a long hike, a very long time…
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