Do You Think Being Alive is an Easy Thing?

Life and death - Both life and death require much courage. The life is not easy, but choosing death really needs great courage.
China
November 10, 2009 3:34am CST
According to some polls, the suicide rate in Japan keeps ranking high among the world's leading countries. When it comes to the reasons why so many Japanese commit suicide, I guess it is the tremendous stress of society. What’s more, Japan is a small-size country with a large population and this increases the pressure on them. Nowadays, With the financial crisis, it has become more and more difficult to live well without great efforts. Most people have to face various difficulities in daily life and it is really difficult to enjoy a better life. Life and death, which one require much more courage? In my eyes, the life is not easy, but choosing death really needs great courage. So, do you think being alive is an easy thing?
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@LeeHolt (436)
6 Dec 09
At the moment, I don't believe being alive is an easy job! I have lost my job last week, and have money that has to be paid but the money simple isn't there, so im sinking into a black hole :(.
• United States
9 Dec 09
I can relate to you here. Try to keep your faith and thinking positive. Things will work out. I had to quit the best job I ever had, one that could have been a career for the rest of my life because my anxiety and depression took over me. The whole experience has made me a lot more mature and I've learned so much. I know it sounds strange, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Keep your chin up :)
@LeeHolt (436)
9 Dec 09
Hi, thanks for the positive reply! I'm glad everything worked out ok for you, and hopefully it will for me soon!
• United States
5 Dec 09
For some people being alive is not easy to do. I heard about a teenage boy that took his own live because his boss at a fast food restaurant fired him. He had not been able to get another fast food job and was depressed. So he took his own life.
• United States
9 Dec 09
That's really sad :( Poor kid. It really upsets me when people give up. I really wish people would ask for help, but a lot of the time they don't know how are are afraid because they don't know what's wrong with them.
• United States
16 Nov 09
No, life is not easy. It is, however, worth it. You never know what is going to happen. It's like if you stopped reading a book when the plot is starting to thicken or if you stopped watching a movie when the story is starting to pick up. It might not be the greatest story ever told, but I also like to find out how it ends up.
• United States
9 Dec 09
I like that idea!! I also think life is worth it. There are so many exciting things that can happen.. so many people to meet and places to see :)
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
yes that's true and it would mostly likely\y continue to happen especially when one is still onwards the stress. if one isn't able to de stress himself, that would be a disaster the soonest possible time. Believe it or not, stress is an important factor in our lives, and often contributes to (1) optimal performance “achievement”, (2) over performance “over kill” or (3) under performance “failure”. Quite literally, we cannot function effectively in life without a certain degree of stress.
• United States
9 Dec 09
That's very true. Without stress, and pain there wouldn't be as much happiness. I think you have to know the bad before you can fully appreciate the good. That's why I'm glad my life has been tough, if it had been really easy, then I think I would be more unhappy and bored with life. I want to work for what I have and have something to do each day. I think we live longer that way too :)
@ayebelle (368)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Being alive is not an easy thing. There are many challenges that we should face to be a better person and help for us to daily life. This world to where we live is the "hell" actually because of many problems, calamities, that others are hard to survive.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Of course being alive is easy. It requires very little effort on our parts. We can survive several days without food so even if we are not trying to remain alive it takes drastic action to kill us.
• India
13 Nov 09
It is very tough to be alive whole life.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Being alive is not always necessarily easy. It can beautiful but it can also be a lot of other things as well. Life is something that is virtually impossible to explain because there are so many strange coincidences and weird things that happen throughout our lives.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
11 Nov 09
No..I don't believe it's an easy thing. I was told from the time I was little that dieing is easy but to live is the challenge. I was also told that by the time I got out of school that I would be able to count on one hand the friends that I would continue to have from there. It was the truth for me.
@Crestview (236)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Being alive is not hard, but being alive and be happy can be different and it's totally depend on the individual. Someone can be perfectly happy getting stuck in an island not doing much but enjoy life, but another would need many material things and fame to be happy. Go figure.
@cfmedrano (240)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Being alive is an easy thing if you know in your heart that there are people around you who truly loves and cares for you. It would then be so hard to let go of the feeling of being loved by so many people and that breaking their hearts if you wish or should decide of ending your life.
@gina2008 (248)
11 Nov 09
Being alive is not easy at times. Sometimes, I think if only I were a child again. But, being a kid is not even easy with today's world. All you can do is the best you can do. As long as you are trying, you have not failed. These are some things that I live by. Life is what you make it.
• India
11 Nov 09
Hi Browser....very very intersting topic you have started... I belive in living life to its full...i want to taste every asence of life...To me its very difficult to be alive.....it needs more guts....im like an advantures type of person...so i take everything in a sporty way... For me dieing is a very light option...it takes only few mintues...you need not need any courage for that...because at that time, a persons state of mind does not think of courage..their minds show them the only option of killing them selfs...the easiest way..thats why they take those step because they feel its the easy way.
@smart44 (511)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
its not an easy thing to be alive we need to struggle but we thank God of course and our parents that we born and share our knowledge. We born to and created by God because we have a certain duty in this world. We need to thank Him for what we are today and we should share to others our blessings. Life is beautiful we need to be happy, contented of what we have.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
11 Nov 09
I have often heard it said that life wasn’t meant to be easy and I agree but if you stop and think about it there is really nothing we need at any given moment; it’s what we tell ourselves about our general circumstances. If we lived in the present each and every day we would probably find that we already have everything we need. Having said that I know how difficult life challenges can be but we grow as we overcome obstacles. We are here and we have to make the most of our lives or we only have one choice, live, learn to overcome challenges and grow or we can die and it is all over although we are uncertain what will become of our souls. My choice is to live because hard as it may be the joys that are here right now are beyond compare.
• China
10 Nov 09
I think being alive is not a easy thing!In China ,it is difficult if you went to live well,you should make more efforts to learn more knowledge.The population in China is the largest in the world,due to competitive pressure more and more student whitch gradude form university can't find the work.Do you agrees with me?
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 09
No, I do not think that being alive is an easy thing. In life, we all face many different obstacles. Some are fairly easy, while others aren't as easy. It's not always an easy thing. However, we still go through them. And in the end, we all make different choices. For some, we chose life. While others make a completely different one. I suppose that some of us prefer to go through life and life is made for only a number of humans, but not all, which is sad to say.
@AmbiePam (49102)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Is being alive easy? Heck no!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
10 Nov 09
There is nothing easy about life, although if you give it up, then everything is unknown. I definitely think the stress level rises with certain things - including overpopulation, excessive expectations, push for excellence, etc. In that society, there are too many burdens put on people to be perfect, to be better than others. In my opinion it is much better to have space, to make priorities that fit your life, and to be good at some things and not so good at others, and leave it at that. I think you need courage to face anything, and that's what is in short supply these days, people have none.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
10 Nov 09
I think being alive is easy. Breathing is not that difficult unless you have some ailment that makes it hard for you. The hard part is actually living life if that makes any sense. It's easy to just exist but to make your mark and live life to its fullest is a hard thing to do, most especially because life is full of adversities and challenges.