An estimated 2611 suicides in 2016 already, at 20:20 UTC on Day 1 of the year. Now that is not a happy thought. One every 40 seconds on average and probably more than that at this time of year, unfortunately. It could put me off my self-absorbed attempts at contentedness, if I thought about it.(Oh... 2621 now. Damn).
And the more and more and more we become the more such "numbers" are likely to incline.
Hm, probably *increase* would have been more felicitous.
But then there are probably all those many millions of other planets with other sentient species whose current troubles and agonies I could fret about too. Sometimes just looking closest to home is best.
And then there are sentient people, who when looking closest to "home" tend to suicide.
Ah... Let's look to where contentedness may most likely be found then.
So be it. And may both serene calmness and calm serenety accompany us on our quest.