Letters of Youth


/ 29 October 2021

Death is not something we should take advantage of in the digital world.

Is it wrong to respect the mourning of the bereaved family? Let’s not put our names along the lifeline. You may have built a name for yourself in the public eye, but when it comes to expressing sympathy, recognize your bounds.

Nowadays, people often post everything on social media. What good would it do you? Will it change anything? Or the goal is to just stall time while scrolling through different platforms across the internet?

When you’re happy about something, you post it. When you’re disappointed in someone, you post it. When you’re sad, you post it.

When others grieve, why do many compete when it comes to posting on social media as if it’s a racing competition?

Respect has been far the most difficult to find in anyone but the rarest you’ll find in someone.

It’s something you can never learn merely by coming to school, scribbling notes, and putting your name up on the list of the top students in class. It has its own level of depth.

However, keep in mind that respect is not only shown to random people. Someone must earn it before it can be given. If the devil, the evilest, dared to lift its leg at the perception of the ashes of the undead, then all good deeds would be for naught. Respect would be futile.

Also, before allowing people into our lives, we all must examine and critique those who surround us. We laugh with our peers, raise glasses of champagne to celebrate, and take pride in even the smallest of accomplishments. However, we gloss over the fact that there are certain grounds for being overly content with living, ignoring the reality that we may not get to see them the next day.

Rip the custom,
R.I.P. to the usual norm,
Excuse yourself near the coffin
Destroying the dull bare cloud you’re off in

Bury the undead,
Spare a breath to the dead
They might be far more worthy
Worthy than the ones living in agony