It’s happening all over the world. Banking executives are ending their lives, leaving a trail of tears in their wake.
The latest of US banking executives is Julian Knott, age 45. According to reports, Knott blasted his wife Alita, age 47, multiple times with a shotgun, then turned the same weapon on himself.
This is the 15th banking executive commit suicide in recent months. See a full list at the end of this post on International Business Times.
The Knotts are survived by three teenage children.
Knott moved to the United States from London in 2010 and was working at JP Morgan’s Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, at the time of the tragedy.
A statement released on Tuesday reported: “Through an extensive investigation conducted by the Jefferson Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutors Office and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office the preliminary investigation has revealed that the two adults died as a result of gunshot wounds and the incident has been determined to be a murder/suicide.”
“This preliminary investigation revealed that Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon.”
College student daughter Kayleigh, who along with her two teenage brothers survive their parents, used social media site Instagram to pay tribute. She posted:
“Although I am heartbroken that they will never see me graduate college, will never be there to see me get married or to be grandparents for my children, I can still have my inner peace knowing that they are now stress-free in a much better place,” she wrote.
“You never know what life is going to throw at you, but it is all part of a plan that is bigger than us all.”
“So hug your families a little tighter tonight and count every little blessing because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Life is so incredibly beautiful and I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for me. Rest in Peace Mummy and Daddy, stay close.”
When self-harm is the most attractive option…
It happens to every single one of us at one time or another. The choice to do something harmful to ourselves seems like the right thing to do. Suicide is an extreme example, but there are others. We sabotage our careers, health, families and futures by making ill-fated decisions, often when under intense stress.
These are the moments when when we most need access to our highest level of consciousness. Yet, these are the moments when higher consciousness seems the most elusive.
Whether it’s your money, career, health or personal life, overcoming the desire for self-sabotage is life’s greatest challenge.