As the Netflix series 13 Reasons why has become a huge hit between the younger generations. The series is about a girl that commits suicide and sends a tape to each participant or agent for her suicide. So if you get a tape you may wonder what you did to make her take her life.
As the series explains why she did it, we may think that it is absurd to take your own life because in past years you did something she didn’t like, or perhaps you weren’t aware of your actions. The main character seem quite immature and full of resentment.
“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
What we can learn from this is that the girl who commited suicide was a victim of our own selfishness. Imagine that somone took his or her life because we didn’t do a simple thing: say hello, aknowledge her, recognize her.
“I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they’d heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn’t agree with.”
What we may find in this series is how people are affected by our indifference because we have bocome so selfish that we don’t look at others and see how we might help them. It may seem superficial, but when we think about it, we are part of the problem; we may be the cause for someone’s else existance and meaning of their lives. We are all responsible.
All lives matter, we cannot depend on other to be happy, the main problem here is that we are not taking responsability of our actions. What we do today has consequences tomorrow. To make yourself a victim of what is happening in the world is the main problem we have. Life is about a conquest, an everyday conquest.