07 Nov '11, 3am

Media coverage of spate of deaths at Bedok Reservoir comes under the spotlight

Media tends to pander to the lower instinct of human nature to sell paper or attract eyeballs. So gory details describing the usual angst and guilt and blame drama following suicide cases get explicit treatment. Sensitive souls are naturally pessimistic, and gravitated to bad news, get bombarded then depressed. INSENSITIVY ON DISPLAY is the most infectious agent of self-hatred. Sensitivity is the rarest commodity in this world. Careless words or the lack of the right words, all add to the overhanging feeling of hopelessness and GENERAL INSENSITIVY TO BASIC HUMAN SUFFERING. Example... "Suicide doesn't solve problem". Duh. But please, try not to say that to someone on the verge, for common sense's sake. Insensitive utterance like this unintentionally hold the suicidal ones responsible for 'solving everyone's problem'. How does that make them feel better about themselves or "...

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