"It is very difficult to live in this world, pressure comes from four sides and eight directions"

The above words come from a Form 5 student in Hong Kong, who committed suicide a month ago, jumping from the top of the building where he lived. (He wrote in Chinese, original text is . He was a good student, excelled in academics.)

Many students of very young age committed suicide in Hong Kong.

Why do the young people commit suicide ? All around them are happy things ! TV shows beautiful lives, politicians talk about peace and prosperity and economic achievement. Business conducts as usual.

Yet they encounter the "dark" side, the "evil" side, of this world. The "innocence" of their heart glares unbelievably at the evils they meet everyday. And when pressure mounts to such a point, and persists unceasingly for long, they see death as the way out.

When I was young, I never experienced pressure, and I didn't believe the existence of such, even when told. Only when I became a target myself from the Secret Alliance (,at around the age of 25), did I understand "pressure".

I remember the days when I was a student, when pressure was non-existent. I feel sorry for the students nowadays, who have to experience such.

Let each of us DO something, each from our respective position, and remember Jesus word : "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, .... [Mt 6:33]"

LORD : Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom : she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them, when I saw it. [Eze 16:49-50]


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