Today I heard a former student committed suicide. He had broken up with his girlfriend, so people are guessing that was the reason. I really hate it when I find out former students die for whatever reason. They should all outlive me. I taught some people older than I in adult education classes, but mostly I taught people who should have outlived me, not overdosed, rode a motorcycle into an oncoming car, whatever.
So tonight I'm sad. A young life wasted and those near to him will never get over it.