"13 Reasons Why"; a show for the ages, right? Wrong. Many people watched it, endured the pain and suffering presented within it, and felt a desire to grow from it. The plot revolves around Hannah Baker leaving behind 13 tapes, 13 people who she ruthlessly blames for her suicide.  While it was popular beyond belief, I am here to explain the failure behind "13 Reasons Why".

The cinema taught some useful lessons. Don’t bully people, the importance of consent, and the impact of friendship. Truth be told, I definitely agree with all of these points. Bullying is a huge issue in our modern day society. Kids are regularly picked on or left alone, disrespected, and degraded, that’s the sad reality of our modern day world. Although "13 Reasons Why" highlights the many consequences that come from such actions and attitudes, it also puts an overloading emphasis on ideals that easily make the show, one of the worst productions of our era. 

So, what is so utterly wrong with this show? 

"13 Reasons Why" emphasizes suicide as having multiple offenders. In this production, suicide is everyone’s fault, but the actual committer. I understand, people sometimes need help. They may be pushed to what feels the edge, pushed to a point where maybe it truly does feel like there is no way out. However, we are born alone, into this world with our own minds, our own bodies, and our own souls. Suicide cannot be a painted picture of blame and false responsibility. No one can control the actions of another, and no one should have to. We are all the dictators of our own lives, point blank. No one else can write your story.

We walk past hundreds of people every day. You may look into someone's eyes, a stranger's eyes, and wonder what they are feeling or what they are thinking. Maybe you are curious as to what kind of day they had. However, no matter how hard you try, no one can ever understand you, as well as you. 

If you have an issue or if you are sad and need help, even if you feel lonely. Reach out to a professional. Don't be ashamed to see a therapist. You are the only one that truly knows what's going on inside your own head. Be the ruler of your own mind, and your own body, and your own life.

Please, reach out and don't hesitate to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you're feeling suicidal. Call 1-800-273-8255.