13 Reasons Why wasn’t a new thing to me.
I’d read the book in 2007 (how old do I sound?) and it was one of those books I remembered from hundreds. It kind of haunted me. Imagine my surprise when I see it on Netflix 10 years later. 13 Reasons Why was before it’s time, in a way. But it’s time is now…
13 Reasons Why, if you haven’t watched it yet is the story of a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who kills herself. She makes tapes detailing the 13 reasons why she did it. And the tapes are passed to the “reasons”.
13 Reasons Why tells the events leading up to Hannah’s death and shows why she felt she’d no other choice. Rumours were spread about her, vicious rumours. She was humiliated by people just because they wanted to look “cool”. She was sexually harassed.
She was hurting. And no one listened. No one was there for her. She didn’t have someone to talk to about the things that were happening. What was going on in her head. And it became too much for her.
13 Reasons Why is told from the point of view of a teenager who his hurting. It makes you think about jokes you might have made at the expense of others.
Everyone should watch it because we can all do more. We can listen more. We can be kinder. We can help people that are hurting.
Sometimes people just need someone to hear them. So listen.
As my father says; no matter how bad things feel, just keep talking. Talk to someone. You’ll feel better getting your worries off your chest. And remember, you are not alone.
I’ma leave you all with this…
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, And if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them”