Oct 30th, 2017
It was a casual quintessential Monday afternoon.
Everyone was meticulously busy in their daily routine, so was I.
And then around 03:00 p.m. something started to happen on my Facebook timeline!
There was a post about my death on my timeline by one of my friends named Vamsi.
Then, within minutes, it was reiterated by a few of my friends and within 30 minutes, shedload of them commented RIP, rest in peace, return if possible and whatever crap they wanted to, my timeline was crowded with known and unknown people!
Some of my childhood “so called” friends have turned up at my home.
Exactly at 04:34 p.m. I gave a live streaming on Facebook saying that I’m alive.
And then, there were all mixed emotions in those comments during the live.
There were those people who know me and then were those people who never know me but still followed the “RIP” fashion.
And even in those people who know me, few of them who talk to me often or maybe once a month and who were close to me felt overwhelmed, but that wasn’t surprising but the ones who astounded me were those people who never had a talk with me for the past 5 years, those who hate me and my relatives of course.
Later, there were hundreds of missed calls and texts on my whatsapp and messenger from the people who were showering their love through rebuking me.
And then, there were few important messages from the people who never turned up for years together.
This person hates me, but thanks me because today, she understood the real value of life and importance of people in it.
As you can see, this was the first message from this person in 2017. I hope that you understand, I need not say anything about this, I leave it to your perspective.
And the message which jolted me for a second was this one below.
This person has never phoned me, nor texted me from the last 4 years or maybe more and now he talks about being friends and caring about!
When people are not interested to be in the life during their presence, then why do they crave to show their care after their demise!
Why to fake these emotions which never existed?
If the existence of a person never comforted you, then his quietus shouldn’t bother you!
In that rabble of copy pasted RIP comments, I barely knew few of them, I haven’t even seen most of them in my real life nor had an online conversation with them.
Without knowing the person or at least without any clear information about the incident, you type “RIP” and feel like you’ve done something good today.
Isn’t that way too awful?
I have just a one perfect word for them, JUMBUCKS!
Those Lutheran lines are some of the finest lines ever said!
And you feel like my demise brought the guts and words out of you to start a conversation which you never had with me!
So here comes the main event!
Where was I during the whole time when all this “REST IN PEACE” thing was happening?
I watched you people all the time with delectation.
First of all, I’m apologising to those section of people who truly care and love me, I didn’t mean to hurt your emotions nor I’m interested in playing with them.
This was a social experiment to show how people are attached and chained to the social media and less active to the reality around them.
You need not talk to each other everyday, but you can at least make them feel your presence through a call or text once a week or once a month.
I hope you people realise how precious a life is!
Think of the people who love you before you commit suicide.
Think of the people who wait for you before you overspeed.
Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
As Buddha says, the trouble is you think you have time!
The truth you forget or neglect is Time never Stays!
I fervently thank Vamsi, Charitha, Arun Teja, Praveen Gurram, Suneel Prem Chand, Suneel Gedela, Veerendra, Pavan Bandaru, Preetham for believing in me and supporting the cause!
And I want to thank my brother, my mentor Dr.Suresh Heijebu, a psychiatrist from Andhra Medical College. It was under his supervision, this social experiment succeeded pretty well.
Thank you, everyone!
The only motive which keeps a person alive is
Be someone’s HOPE !
Dedicated to my lost soul
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