If I disappeared, how long would it take for someone to notice?
The thought just came to me the other day when I was reading an article about how yet another Berkeley student took his life. His roommate called the police that very same day. Not that I would do the same thing, but my roommate wouldn\’t notify the police if I didn\’t come home one night. Nor would I do the same for her. Last year, I sometimes disappeared for the night. Also, sometimes I spent my entire night in Soda and came back right before dawn broke.
Really, and it comes down to…nobody really knows where I am at any moment. My parents only check up on me once a week to ask whether I am going home. My sister calls me every other day, but if I am not around, she tries again later. Also my friends in class would notice if I didn\’t go. But even then, who notices?
It\’s this thing called independence. You are responsible for yourself and you\’re the only one to notice.