About a year ago I didn't do so well I my GCSE getting a lot of D's and only 1 C, so I went back to college and did them again. It was a daunting feeling of re-sitting a whole year but I did it none the less. It was all going well and I was getting C's in all of my tests until the last half of my exams where it was really hard stuff which I hardly knew. It was then when I started to get really depressed at the thought of failing again thus feeling suicidal, so I came on this forum for a release as I wasn't going to tell anyone around me I thought of killing myself especially my family(as my uncle had committed suicide nearly 6 years ago). But as I got my last exams I started not to care anymore, as I had been hit by another bombshell, my dad had been diagnosed with neck cancer... this made trying to remeber stuff in the exam even harder. But now, as all I have to do is wait for my results which are a day after my birthday, my dad has had a tube inserted into his stomach and he had started radio therapy and chemo therapy, it has hit the family hard. My dad had served 25 years in the british forces going through a few ranks mainly good one's, but he was a strong healthy person who wasn't really phased by many things and now you look at what he is going to be reduced to, having to be fed through a tube because he can't swallow his food, his body is going to be so weak and fragile as he will have no immune system and a whole load of other things. It got all got me thinking about the point of life e.g what is expected of a person, what they achieve. I started to think of why we have to be on this planet for 80 years and basically spend them just going along with the system. Many people will say the point of life is to->Get good grades->Get a job->Get married->Have kids->Spend most of your time paying off things in life. But seriously what are we trying to achieve? Who are we trying to prove to? Are we all born to suffer the task that is life, are we all just waiting till the day we die? Because I feel this is all life is about I personally wouldn't want to put another being through this e.g a child. Come on people give me some thoughts on my question.