You don’t know the half of the abuse. (Watch it)
This week, I came across a song in a movie with the title: The Suicide Squad.
Wow! The title of the movie alone is enough to give you the creeps. That film contained a song with the following text in the chorus:
All my friends are heathens, take it slow
Wait for them to ask you who you know
Please don’t make any sudden moves
You don’t know the half of the abuse
As an explanation of the text, I came across the following:
The chorus could be telling people to be careful about judging each other in general. It’s easy after a little bit of conversation to make assumptions about somebody, but we really do not know what is going on inside other people’s minds or why they do what they do. Give people more empathy, patience, and a willingness to give the other the benefit of the doubt.
That touched me. Unfortunately, we see many people who want to commit suicide because others have an assumption about them that is not correct. And instead of people starting the conversation, the assumption has already been made, and the judgment has already been made… with sometimes a deadly consequence…
A terrible movie, a terrible music track, but in all honesty: isn’t the reality around us at least(!) as bad? Let’s start the conversation first before we could make deadly mistakes.
He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.Proverbs 18:13
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.John 7:24
And are you thinking about suicide yourself? Give us a call, send an email. We are curious about your story and do not judge you. You can be there as you are, with your story. Always. Whatever the story, we always have the coffee ready for you. Let’s start the conversation.