D.P. DILLON, Kennewick
More than 30 percent of depressed young people commit suicide, while more than 20 percent of all young people indicate they would prefer suicide, which means at least they are very unhappy.
Most people try for a happy disposition and have a desire to be good and happy and successful. Nearly 100 percent express the need of happy balance. There is a happy balance of memory of good experiences with impression association. The will seeks real, reinforcing good, and intelligence seeks real truth: The moral balance that is attained by overcoming the capital sins of pride, covetousness, anger, lust, gluttony, envy and sloth. Genesis puts it another way: that we are made to the image and likeness of God.
The philosopher Aurthur Schopenhauer said the best we can do is to commit national suicide. We have to reject that proposition and seek truth and good repeatedly if we are to obtain success and happiness, not be bad and sad and a failure. The 20 percent who seek suicide and others who are discouraged must try to refocus with good memories, good resolutions and truthful endeavors. Christianity, whose supreme culture is based on love and forgiveness, seeks goodness and happiness as its goal.