You're only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it.
- Robin Williams
When I first heard
of Robin Williams’ death,
my first thought was:
I’ve always loved Robin Williams.
His genius was palpable.
People like Robin
are few & far between.When someone like this dies
and so many people feel the ripple of sadness,
you just know the world lost
an important person.
A few things stayed with me
when I heard of his death,
but in particular, a comment I heard
by his good friend, the famous David Letterman,
where he said this about his lifelong friend:
I’m sorry, like everybody else,
I had no idea that the man was in pain,
that the man was suffering.That’s it, isn’t it?
That’s the point for someone who is battling
Not letting it show.
Not wanting others to know.
Not letting the world see the sadness.
The darkness is too much for them to bear
so why would they want to share it?
If David Letterman, who was a true friend
and had been for so many years didn’t see it,
how could anyone else see it?
it’s not about how many friends you have,
or how many people love you,
it’s about how you feel inside.Robin Williams was loved by millions.
He had countless, profound friendships
with people all over the world.
he felt alone.I am nowhere near understanding depression,
but I still believe there are many people out there
who are using depression (or mental illness)
as an excuse to get attention
or a week off work.
A disgrace to those who struggle with the real thing,
day in, day out.
Like Robin did.It makes me sad to know
that so many out there reach the point
of no return.
I am sad that Robin saw this
as his only way out.
Sad that he got so good
at hiding it from the world.
Sad that the world lost so muchwhen he decided