Suicide of this young man, another life, gone, too soon! From the Front Page Sections, translated…
The second-year master student at NCTU, two days ago, was found to have committed suicide by charcoal at his friend’s rental place; he’d left a note, mentioning, “I can’t find work at TSMC, nor can I afford to take my mother to Europe”, stated how sorry he was to his mother, the police officers suspected he was too overwhelmed by academic pressures, worrying he may not graduate on time, that, was what caused him to kill himself.
The twenty-five-year-old Hsiao was friends with Lin from university, they lived five minutes apart from each other. Hsiao, at the end of June, told Lin that he wanted to borrow a room on July 8th and 9th, Lin didn’t question him any further and told him okay. On the afternoon of the 8th, he’d handed the keys off to Hsiao, on the afternoon of the 10th as he’d returned back to get his clothes, he’d found that there were tape marks on the doors, and broken down the door, found Hsiao face down on the bed, unresponsive.
The police were able to find that Hsiao bought charcoal in the images of the surveillance footages of the shopping place as well as the receipt, they’d ruled out murder. The police said, he’d left on his laptop, two last notes, one for his mother, one for Lin, he’d apologized to his mother, and mentioned that he followed his professor, and did an impossible to succeed experiment, and couldn’t find the reasons why the experiment won’t work, kept getting grilled by the professor, he’d wanted to switch to another professor, but worried about that would delay his graduation, couldn’t help him find a job at TSMC, and couldn’t take his mother to Europe on vacation either, and so, he could only, choose an easier way out, stated, “the next life time, why don’t you be my child, I will save you from all the troubles of life.”
So, what caused this student to commit suicide, were how he couldn’t successfully pull off the experiment by his professor, which lead to him not graduating on time, which will cost him that job he thought he could get at TSMC, and all of these, added up, got compressed, and caused this young man to kill himself, and that still shows, how easily CRUSHED this generation of STRAWBERRIES are, and how easily this generation of children give up, and if this group of young people are taking over, then, the world would be, in CHAOS, that’s for sure, seeing how little pressure they are able to, withstand.