In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “IMHO.”

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps sent the plane into its doomed descent “intentionally”, according to French investigators.

He was alone in the cockpit when he initiated the plane’s dive and refused to allow the captain back through the cockpit door, they said. Speculation over the reasons for his actions has centred around the co-pilot’s mental wellbeing.

The German A320 Airbus flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf came down in a remote mountain valley in France on Tuesday 24 March, killing all 150 people on board.

Reading this only one thing came to my mind…..the importance of ”minding your mind”.


Such a powerful organ….the mind. It can make you or break you. Any negative thought and wham you are gone. And any positive thought and you will rule the world. I know the mind plays games and no amount of money or fame can cure it. Look at the classic examples of Marilyn Monroe and more recently a great actor known for his comic roles….Robin Williams. Why and what led them to end their lives? They say depression, I say it is more about closetting yourself. Open up to your near and dear ones.
Another thing of great importance is the need of keeping your mind actively active at all times. I know it sounds weird…but having an active mind is one thing and actually working on involving the mind is another. Think about going away from negative thoughts consciously. It helps.
Third if at any time the above things do not work…then seek professional help. One should not shy away from going to a shrink it even going for medication. After all you only live once…and it is your duty to help yourself. If you won’t, nobody else can.
So get up and smell the coffee dear. Get a reality check. Don’t give up on yourself.

smell the coffee…

2 responses »

  1. Hard subject to write about. You handled it well. But I guess if you were in that state of mind, reality is not even something you can depend on. Help is needed of course, but it may need to be recognized by others to be dealt with effectively. But these are just my thoughts. A specialist might have something better to say.


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