American comedian Robin Williams at “Stand Up for Heroes,” a comedy and music benefit organized by the Bob Woodruff Family Fund to raise money for injured U.S. servicemen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So, by now I’m sure everyone’s heard the news: The great Robin Williams is dead, having committed suicide yesterday.
The world is a far lesser place without the laughter and joy he has brought to so very many souls in his life.
Depression is no joke. It can blind one to just how much you mean to others and leaves you feeling worthless even when you might be one of the most precious people of an age. True, a lot of us never knew Robin well, but what if he knew how his death would affect the world … would he still have? Maybe, it’s hard to say. We don’t know what in his life was such a tragedy to him – the sad thing about depression is, there doesn’t even have to be.
Still, perhaps he’ll be making the world a better place even now as he brings laughter and joy to the gods and heavens instead.
If you’re feeling a bit down yourself, find someone to talk to. You may just find there’s something to live for. Never underestimate the restorative powers of a pet, either.
For those in the US try this: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
For those in other countries, I’m sorry, but Google was being rather Amero-centric and its typical unhelpful self. Please, put the revolver or sleeping pills down and take a few seconds to find your equivocal, or go find a priest, any priest, or just hold a purring cat … something.