i read with sadness that a 17-year-old student took her life by falling off the 2nd floor of her school building (read here), apparently from a failed relationship. i suppose it could also be a myriad of other possibilities - poor exam results, unable to cope with school, pressure from parents, or just depression - all compelling reasons that can drive teeagers to despair.
but i don't think i will be able to understand why another teenager would want to put on school uniforms, strap himself with explosives, be a suicide bomber & killing 31 in the aftermath (read here) . what can possibly drive someone so young to murder? where did he accumulate so much hatred, or was he just brainwashed to carry out this task by his military masters?
seriously, i look back & i miss those school-days when we enjoyed going to school (for the camaraderie, not the studies!), attending club activities, playing football & watching movies on weekends & generally making a nuisance of ourselves.
that was an age of innocence that seemed so distant now.