Nation of Idiots

What kind of society have we degenerated into when 17-year olds goad others to suicide and then express shock when it actually happens. Idiots!

According to TheStar: “Sally Lee Qian Chun, a Form 5A student, had abruptly walked out during a lesson in the Chemistry lab on the second floor of the three-storey block and gone up to her classroom.”

Meanwhile, it is learnt that Lee had posted several disturbing comments on her Facebook page since Jan 15, saying this would be her last Chinese New Year.

On Friday, the second day of the new year, she posted that she had planned to take her life last month.

On Sunday night, Lee wrote of a failed relationship and broken promises while reiterating her desire to take her life.

However, her shocking remarks only drew taunts and dares from friends telling her to go ahead with her plans to kill herself.

In her last post at 3.45pm Monday, Lee reminded her friends to keep their promises of buying her a teddy-bear and a coffin. She also told them not to miss her when she was gone and to take care of themselves.

While I understand that teenagers will be teenagers, it is a sad reflection on our society when this is the kind of response that we give when someone cries out for help. Instead of sending them for counseling or encouraging them to seek help, we actively taunt and push them over the edge.

I do hope that at least some of them tried their best to help. Otherwise, they really ought to pool their money and buy her the bear and coffin if they do not want to risk breaking a promise and anger a disgruntled spirit.


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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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