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Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Opinionated: 11:00am On Dec 27, 2018
By Abdulkabir Olatunji

If everything goes to plan, children will grow into adults but what is not readily recognized and accepted in our society is that adults carry the information they downloaded at childhood with them. The character most people develop by 20 is very difficult to change unless there is some radical change in their circumstance or environment — yet, the basic persona is there.

In the last decade we have seen an alarming increase in suicides, attempted suicides and murder as well. Many have quickly opined that these incidences are just a reflection of what has always happened in our society. I disagree.

The introduction of cable television in the early 90s in Nigeria has changed our society meaning part of a generation has been born with access to Western lifestyle which includes a tendency to glamourize violence and you guessed it — suicide as well. Let’s leave the promotion of sex and drugs for another time.

Some might argue that even till now, many Nigerians don’t have access to cable television and I agree. However, what many cannot get via cable, they can get with a set of DVDs costing as little as N100 each. Look around you, the average Nigerian youth is hooked on some American or foreign series — they call them ‘season films’. This content is rapidly dumping the mindset of the West in Nigerian youths without the support structure present in those countries (no matter how flawed they are).

Let me explain in a way that people might understand. So, a 16-year-old girl starts acting like a rebellious American kid, this will not make her parents, typical Americans, neither will it change Lagos to Los Angeles. In essence, the girl is exhibiting traits the Nigerian society doesn’t readily accept. Then, frustration begins to set in, her Western dogma tells her frustrated people usually commit suicide. To kill yourself is not easy but she reads on social media how certain people died taking certain things and it begins to look attractive.

Yes, we all get sad and depressed at some points in our lives. At this point, it is so easy for the young person to commit suicide and even write letters seeking validation and justification.

Our “yuppie” analysts give it — “Depression is real” “You don’t understand what people are going through”. Biko, be quiet for a while, some of our ancestors went through 100 years of war, others slavery, they didn’t start committing suicide for “I don’t like my life reasons”. I condemn all forms of suicide but the ones that existed in our culture in the past had certain complexities attached which I still find unjustifiable. For example, a King should not have to commit suicide, better face your enemies and die in battle.

I stop here before I digress too much.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Fr33born(m): 1:00pm On Dec 27, 2018
Nice post. So true

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Kingsleydr(m): 1:01pm On Dec 27, 2018
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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by melojo: 1:01pm On Dec 27, 2018
Not when there is nothing to eat.anything available becomes first choice
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Pruwa(f): 1:01pm On Dec 27, 2018
Isokay
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by wakes: 1:02pm On Dec 27, 2018
It is a global phenomenon

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by zombieTRACKER: 1:02pm On Dec 27, 2018
No matter the information they consume...
It doesn't change anything

So far Buhari is in charge of affairs

Depression and hardship will be the order of the day

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by calddon(m): 1:03pm On Dec 27, 2018
its bad, the idea of kids acting like grownups, wanting their freedom and the plague of depression is all on the media. The late 90s and early 2000 changed it all in these part of the world. There's no going back. what we will see going forward are endless circles of freedom seeking selfish generations. Congratulations We have been civilized in poverty

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by BeiFangLaye(m): 1:04pm On Dec 27, 2018
Okay thanks for sharing
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by obinna58(m): 1:04pm On Dec 27, 2018
Crap

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by deleo16(m): 1:06pm On Dec 27, 2018

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Lagbaja01(m): 1:06pm On Dec 27, 2018
I hope you won't commit suicide if buhari wins 2019 election undecided
zombieTRACKER:
No matter the information they consume...
It doesn't change anything

So far Buhari is in charge of affairs

Depression and hardship will be the order of the day

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Holankill(m): 1:07pm On Dec 27, 2018
Like what
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Tecks10: 1:07pm On Dec 27, 2018
Forget all talks. Depression is actually real; people who have never experienced depression or haven't had anyone close to them experience it,are the ones talking down on it. Don't always condemn people who commit suicide, it takes a whole lot of courage and strength to kill one self. Yes,suicide is bad, but it takes anything far form cowardice to commit it.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by abdulaz: 1:09pm On Dec 27, 2018
I would rather die than commit suicide grin

Make I commit suicide make another nigga take my clients ba grin

Just imagine,
No More EPL
No more Champions league
I go come leave all my babes behind
No more TWD and GOT
No more GOW
No more weed kiss

Fvck suicide. We die here, even if 1 dollar is equivalent to 2k.
We will keep pushing.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by zombieTRACKER: 1:09pm On Dec 27, 2018
Lagbaja01:
I hope you won't commit suicide if buhari wins 2019 election undecided

Who will vote Buhari?

Lair sheribu,?. ... You?

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Tobix15: 1:12pm On Dec 27, 2018
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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Unseen(m): 1:12pm On Dec 27, 2018
Opinionated:
By Abdulkabir Olatunji


Our “yuppie” analysts give it — “Depression is real” “You don’t understand what people are going through”.



I hate it when people use that language. People will just be copying any western rubbish. Suicide is cowardice and a sin against your soul.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Floryangel8: 1:13pm On Dec 27, 2018
Gone are the days of Nigerian no dey kill themselves. God help us to be strong emotionally and psychologically
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Gboy101: 1:14pm On Dec 27, 2018
...one thing you forget to realized is what cause suicide. the Major reason is the economy status 50 %, failed academic 10%, body shaming 10% , failed relationship 10% , social status and many more 10%.

before now it was not so. Africans don't know what economy was neither the central bank of africa or neither do they seek employment.

they were simply farmers, fishermen, Hurters and hunt gatherers. there were nothing like career, body shaming or trying to be beautiful via cosmetic surgery. life was more easy for them as an uncivilized humans.

their daily life was just to eat and not the craze over materialism and possession.

we can't rule out the fact that there weren't any suicide cases in the past, they were simply not reported. unlike what we have today the civilized population and social media.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Nobody: 1:20pm On Dec 27, 2018
Opinionated:
By Abdulkabir Olatunji

If everything goes to plan, children will grow into adults but what is not readily recognized and accepted in our society is that adults carry the information they downloaded at childhood with them. The character most people develop by 20 is very difficult to change unless there is some radical change in their circumstance or environment — yet, the basic persona is there.

In the last decade we have seen an alarming increase in suicides, attempted suicides and murder as well. Many have quickly opined that these incidences are just a reflection of what has always happened in our society. I disagree.

The introduction of cable television in the early 90s in Nigeria has changed our society meaning part of a generation has been born with access to Western lifestyle which includes a tendency to glamourize violence and you guessed it — suicide as well. Let’s leave the promotion of sex and drugs for another time.

Some might argue that even till now, many Nigerians don’t have access to cable television and I agree. However, what many cannot get via cable, they can get with a set of DVDs costing as little as N100 each. Look around you, the average Nigerian youth is hooked on some American or foreign series — they call them ‘season films’. This content is rapidly dumping the mindset of the West in Nigerian youths without the support structure present in those countries (no matter how flawed they are).

Let me explain in a way that people might understand. So, a 16-year-old girl starts acting like a rebellious American kid, this will not make her parents, typical Americans, neither will it change Lagos to Los Angeles. In essence, the girl is exhibiting traits the Nigerian society doesn’t readily accept. Then, frustration begins to set in, her Western dogma tells her frustrated people usually commit suicide. To kill yourself is not easy but she reads on social media how certain people died taking certain things and it begins to look attractive.

Yes, we all get sad and depressed at some points in our lives. At this point, it is so easy for the young person to commit suicide and even write letters seeking validation and justification.

Our “yuppie” analysts give it — “Depression is real” “You don’t understand what people are going through”. Biko, be quiet for a while, some of our ancestors went through 100 years of war, others slavery, they didn’t start committing suicide for “I don’t like my life reasons”. I condemn all forms of suicide but the ones that existed in our culture in the past had certain complexities attached which I still find unjustifiable. For example, a King should not have to commit suicide, better face your enemies and die in battle.

I stop here before I digress too much.

Source: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume


Should any individual decide that he/she can not handle the hyper-frequency of emotional torture associated with social control and choose to opt out of Life, should that be christened bad, even though you apparently know that 100 Years of Life is meaningless in comparison to Eternity ?

I know it is awkward, but it is not best to associate suicide with local parameters, many kids are victims of hijacked existence, with parents who were once slay mothers who had no care, and fathers are hopeless educals who have no jobs but 'thought' sex and wife is a way out, the kids of 90s cant handle it except the parents went the narrow way, so they want out.

My advice is not to advise, but to tell them it is what it is, toughen up or peace out.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by NairaExam690(m): 1:20pm On Dec 27, 2018
Our phones is even worst more than television.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by MrAnele(m): 1:25pm On Dec 27, 2018
Suicide is now an epidemic in Nigeria sotey Oyibo community don notice am...

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Nigeria Ranked Among Countries With The Worst Suicide Rates By Spectator Index
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by Goldenheart(m): 1:26pm On Dec 27, 2018
Indomie generations are worse tongue
Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by joey150(m): 1:27pm On Dec 27, 2018
Charles Darwin's Natural selection is at play.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by dexterinc2003: 1:29pm On Dec 27, 2018
OP,
Please stop writing about things you do not understand.

In your mind, there would be no suicide if people do not watch American films. Just when i thought i have heard it all!

One would think you would even try to research a little, but no, just pure sentiments and superstitions.

Let me tell you a little more about Major depression.

There is basically a chemical imbalance in the brain, which other people do not have, most times can be corrected with anti depressants.

It is severe enough to disrupt the person's daily activities and they have no control over it. (The depression).

Sometimes , it could occur with other mental illness, where they begin to see things , hear things and feel things that do not exist.

So please be guided when you speak.

Suicidality is not acquired by watching TV.

PS: HIV existed but was misdiagnosed in the 80's , depression existed since the time of your ancestors but was not recognised.

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Re: Increasing Suicide — Be Careful What Your Children Consume by KingThreatzz: 1:31pm On Dec 27, 2018
Dont keep sniper at home.

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