I don't know why so many people are unhappy when there are so many clowns in government.Robin Williams from 1970s TV show "Mork and Mindy"
We've lost George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bernie Mac, and now Robin Williams. Yet, Cheney-Dick is still alive. Let that sink in for a minute. 😐 Then again, don't think about that too much longer, it'll get even more tragic. 😞
Robin Williams tried repeatedly to overcome something that overwhelmed him: depression. This can't be accomplished alone. Support from caring, responsible persons are needed, including persons to reach out to at any time during the darkest times. Sometimes just to cry, or even just to say nothing, mainly to let you know it's okay and will be okay, and to remind you that the darkness is only temporary.
He made us all laugh, even when we didn't expect to laugh. He touched many hearts, especially my heart while watching "Good Will Hunting". But I've known for a long time how much he's struggled with internally, and always thought of him whenever I heard this song:
Just a few weeks ago, I was discussing with a close friend of his, that I hope he gets well soon, and just assumed he would, because he had the courage to get the help needed, and overcame a lot through strength and determination. Now many of us are asking the usual questions, "how," "what happened" (during his final hours), or "why didn't..."? These are questions that should have been asked continually while he was alive, especially after he voluntarily checked himself into rehab.
But he's gone now, and hoping that his death will not be a passing and forgotten thing, but because we lost an iconic person who meant something different, kind and so much to many, I'm hoping his death will keep the dialogue about depression and mental illness open.
"Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel, Because Those Who Mind, Don't Matter, and Those Who Matter, Don't Mind.Bernard M. Baruch