A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.
Every single one.
this gave me chills.
Reblogging this again because it matters.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If you need help, go get it.
“The projection of the Black middle-class family on TV can be used very much to distort the reality of oppression, and to distort the reality of the fact that we are a dominated people. I’ve warned you before, that under imperialism at some point the imperialists elevate quite a percentage of their subordinate population. Because generally the imperialist population is much smaller than the peoples it rules over. And as it becomes more efficient it recruits from the people it rules over, certain of those people to help it in its ruling relationship. We call that neo-colonialism. In America we call that integration, or affirmative action. The same thing, people under the domination of whites; I don’t care how much money you make. Still under control of whites. However, the movement of these people up means they can join their masters in manipulating the behavior of the rest of us. They can be used as symbols by their masters that the society is fair, that it provides an even playing field for those in it, and that those then who do not make it merely are suffering from some kind of deficiency in their personality.”—Dr. Amos N. Wilson (via disciplesofmalcolm)