Most people find their lives purposeless, wasted and worthless. That is why with an ordinary illness or some slightly unfavorable situation, the individual prays for an end to his life.
In the opinion of one psychologist, every person thinks of committing suicide more than once in his life. It is a different thing that he does not develop enough courage to end his life. Even then some impulsive persons commit suicide because of petty reason like failing in examination, losing a jog, quarrels in the family or defeat in a court of law. The number of people committing suicide because of such reason is on the increase.
Why do people commit suicide? Psychologists give various answers to this question. Some people say that a man gets so much frightened on seeing disappointing atmosphere everywhere around him that he does not find any solution except this. According to some psychiatrists, people with violent tendencies who are unable to express them, destroys themselves by these tendencies.
Some persons find them selves so much lonely and helpless that they find no benefit in living and they think, 'why not to commit suicide?, after all what is there in life?. some persons think of committing suicides during emotional excitement and prepare a plan for suicide during such a condition.
The main reason for suicides is said to be depression due to any reason, whether due to physical illness or failure in examination, love or competition. A tendency of revenge is also said to be behind suicides. According to this opinion some member of the family commits suicide to teach a lesson to other members.
Some people commit suicide because of a burden of feeling guilty, since they are unable to find a solution to get rid of guilty-feelings. Many others commit suicide because they are fed up of old age, rejection by spouse, unemployment, court cases etc.
The reason for suicide is the experience of worthlessness of this life. It is also true that each person not just once, but many times think of his life worthless and many times a burden. To free himself from this burden, the person thinks of self-destruction.
The question arises, 'Is life so much worthless that by disappointment in small matters, one should think of ending it?' If a self-analysis is made seriously, it will be found that every person finds many times that his life is worthless and a burden.
Whatever the reason, but the worthlessness of life is felt with such intensity that by ending it, no difference is felt. Knowingly or unknowingly, in every person's mind, there is a feeling of disappointment, sadness and lack of worth regarding his life and this is expressed from time to time in various ways - sometimes as sadness because of lack of success, sometimes as irritation due to heavy work, or sometimes as inconsistent conduct with others.
All these negative sentiments are concealed expressions of feeling worthless. There is another kind of life like a flower which keeps on spreading its fragrance all rounds from the time it flowers forth till it falls to the ground.