How you think determines fate

03/28/2013 8:24 PM

03/28/2013 8:25 PM

We wonder why there have been so many teen suicides lately. Many say that suicidal tendencies stem from a hard life. But what is considered a hard life? Is it being called horrible names? Is it being physically abused by family members or peers? Is it being picked on day by day by day for no good reason?

If these things contribute to teen suicides, then why do people who have had terribly hard lives grow up to be star athletes, writers, teachers, lawyers, thinkers and the like? And why do some people commit suicide over petty things like a bad grade? It's the way a person handles life situations that matter. It's the way they think, not the way they live. I'm just trying to clear up that misconception.

TATIANA OLIVERA, age 18

Ceres High School

Ceres

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