wheels on flesh

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Trains in japan are used for two purposes;Commuting and Committing..suicide. More and more platforms are starting to have edge barriers to prevent people from dropping off their earthly vessels on the other side.

But the question is why do they choose the railways? Why can’t they die like decent men and women and do their personal chores in their own homes, like taking pills, slitting wrists, hanging, jumping from the roof? Most people in the big cities live in rented apartments, so except for the last option, no one will find them till atleast a month and they would also have a higher rate of success in their endeavour given they had not messed up in between and just fallen unconscious instead of dying.

I have two theories for that.

1. They don’t actually want to die and coming to railway platforms is their way of seeking help. Maybe someone will stop them and listen to them.

To this I say, That’s just sad bro. 

2.It is their way of saying “fuck you” to the world. Inconveniencing people who have bothered or ignored them for so long. A brief moment of revenge, a brief moment of control.

To this, I say attaboy! What a way to sign off! All the people with their meetings and presentations, classes and dates, they are all on hold now. And the driver, well he is now in the It’s-Not-Your-Fault therapy class.

Good job! Unless of course, you are a christian. Then you are going to hell.

Inaction

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the greatest action is inaction. That is what I believe. People want to act so much that it makes me angry. “Save the poor!” “Save the country” “save the world” act, act ,act.

But really. Try to stay silent for 10 minutes straight. don’t move. Don’t talk to yourself in your head. You wouldn’t have felt more awkward in your entire life. That’s saying something to you. To act is easy. To deny it is hard.

Don’t act. You would be liberated to know that the world would still revolve without your concern.

And sometimes you would see how misguided all your efforts to help others were.