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Screenwriter Michael Ogah Reveals He Attempted Suicide As A Child After He Was Constantly Compared To Other Kids Because He Wasn’t Intelligent

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Screenwriter Michael Ogah started a new month by sending out advice to parents using a suicidal story of his childhood.


According to him, children are fragile hence, parents should be kind with their words to motivate them in hard times.

He recounted how he took a decision to end his life because he was not intelligent in class.


Micheal revealed that he wrote a letter to God for him to increase his intelligence because he was always last in class.

As shattered as he was at that time he became broken when he saw the paper in the bin because he felt God had forsaken him.

This led him to go for a knife and showed it on his stomach with the intention of taking his own life.

His post reads;

“As a child, I had sad eyes, and I cried a lot. I remember writing a letter to God one night prep.

Soon after I excused myself from class and folded the letter into a paper airplane I sent to the sky.

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In the letter I asked God to make me, not the most intelligent kid in my class, but fairly okay (because I had been coming last in class for too long and I was tired of feeling like a failure).

The next morning, I was sweeping the back of my classroom when I saw my letter in the grass. It was all crumpled and beaten by the rain. “God never got my letter, He never got it. I will never be intelligent,” I wept.

All that is in the past now, but I can’t help seeing my younger self in children of nowadays.

I hear parents say to their children, “Why won’t you just be like your brother or your sister” and my heart breaks.

I think back to times I sat on the floor in my mother’s kitchen as a ten-year-old with a knife to my stomach.

I wanted to end harsh words thrown at me; words like “Why are you so weak?” Or “ Why are you so dumb?”

When I started writing I wanted to portray the beauty of weakness, and to date, I don’t care what anybody thinks about it.

Happy new month, everyone, and to parents in the house, please be kind with your words; children are fragile, handle them with care.”

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I am Hadjira Sulemana Amadu. A Bsc Nursing student at Pentecost University, a blogger, a content creator and an editor here at abtc.ng.

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