The fashion world woke up to a shocking news today. Kate Spade, the founder of the famous fashion label, died of suicide.
Various news sources are stating depression and family issues as a major cause.
It is hard to fathom how a hugely successful lady, in terms of her career, had so much pain in her that she had to resort to taking her own life?
This is not the time for us, minimalists, positive angels, mindfulness warriors, etc. to be “leveraging” on this tragedy to promote whatever we are advocating.
Throughout the day, many thoughts related to Kate Spade’s death have came to my mind.
Recently, many famous people who have inspired us have left us due to similar causes. Robin Williams, Chester Bennington, Dolares O’Riordan, and now, Kate Spade.
It brings me to a few years ago where I was feeling stressed and painful. My finance was in a bad shape. My career was muddled. My relationships was going nowhere. I feel nobody understands. I was threading precariously at the edge of the precipice.
If 100 is the score of reaching a point of depression where you may take your own life, I rate myself 0.003. Laugh, you may. 0.003 may seem like a tiny number out of 100 but anything more than 0 is dangerous. In another words, I am only 99.997 points away from tragedy.
I want you to take some time. Stop whatever you are doing. Take some time. Observe your family and friends. Observe your colleagues. Observe the people on your social media. Observe yourself.
Sometimes it seems silly to go around checking on people if they are depressed. But around us, there are people who already on this extremely dangerous path.
Seek help. Talk to someone.