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You Can’t Save Them All

You can’t save them all. It’s not for a lack of trying, because you actually do try. You try to be a good friend. You try to always be there, to let them know that it’s going to be alright.

But in the end, you can’t save them all.

The world is filled with many broken hearts, filled with many people going through unbearable emotional pain. And you try to fix them. You’ve gone through heartbreak, you’ve had your share of emotion-crushing depression and you always believe you can relate. You have that belief that if you could just reach out to them all, you’ll be making a difference in their lives.

But you can’t save them all.

You reach out, drain yourself in the process and you don’t really feel it. You don’t particularly care that you’re emotionally and physically pushed to the limit. It’s about them, it’s about the thousands of people you can save.

But you can’t save them all.

This is a mission. You must make them feel better. So you share your stories, your struggles, your continuous battle with depression, your battle to stay alive, to survive, to live. One after the other, you watch their faces, listen to their voices, seek out signs that show they are learning, changing, trying to live.

But you can’t save them all.

Eventually, you begin to feel yourself crack, buckle under the emotional burden, have doubts, question your ability or inability to make a difference. You give in to your own depression as your ghosts of torments past take up residence in your heart, as you now need saving.

This is now a battle lost. You have joined the thousands in need of therapy, thousands battling their depression, thousands seeking for someone to come save them.

We all need saving. We all want to be saved. But we sometimes forget that everyone else have to be saved too. You have to save yourself first. You have to open your heart to receive guidance and then make a continuous effort to survive each day. We forget all these as the next optimistic man walks up to us, tries to help us escape our depression and fails woefully. Misery sure loves company for THEY CAN’T SAVE US ALL.

Written by Colossus

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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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7 comments

  1. We are still trying even in our broken state……but we can’t save them all

  2. We all need saving…but we must first save ourselves, so that we have the emotional reserve to save someone else.
    To make a difference, we do not need to save all; we need to save just one. That one we go on to save another and the chain goes on till all is saved.

  3. Adeleke Julianah

    True.
    We can’t save all.
    But we will try to save as many as we can.
    We all need saving. While I’m trying to save someone, I know someone will is/will also try to save me too.

  4. We can’t save them all but we can contribute our little and satisfy our conscience.

  5. where’s the like button

  6. I can!
    Watch me!

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