“When in doubt, go for the dick joke.” -Robin Williams

The loss of Robin Williams impacts some more than others. For me it hit home in some ways but it was a gradual effect. Having to have dealt with depression in my life I know the struggles Mr. Williams may have faced. Granted, him and I are from two separate worlds but I think the struggles are the same. Suicide sucks. I’ve known many people who’ve taken that road, and I know more that have at least tried. Some people don’t understand depression. Some people think “what is there to be sad about?” I feel sorry for those who feel this way about depression. resize

Robin Williams death didn’t really hit me until recently this evening. I saw it on Facebook first and there was a twinge in the bottom of my stomach, a lump in my throat. Man, that sucks. Then you think what did he do recently… nothing really. He had that show that was terrible quite honestly.

As I was clicking through Imgur and seeing all these pictures and dedications to Robin I started to feel sad. Robin Williams. A actor from before I was born but have known about him all my life.

Popeye, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Cadillac Man, Hook, Toys, Aladdin, Ferngully, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Jack, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting, Flubber, Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, Bicentennial Man, Jakob the Liar, A.I., Insomnia, Death to Smoochy, One Hour Photo, Robots, Man of the Year, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Everyone’s Hero, RV, The Butler

One Hour Photo, Jakob the Liar, Jack, Cadillac Man, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come <- In that order.

One of my son’s favorite movies when he was a wee lad was Everyone’s Hero. Although he played a character that wasn’t the hero, I recognized him.

I guess that’s all I got for this. I just need to let some feels out. It’s hard to think that he’s done. I mean I suppose his ship sort of sailed back in the 90’s. But boy, he made an impact.

On a final note, I think Robin Williams commiting suicide because of depression should be a real eye opener. It’s hard to say what can be done about it, but people should be aware of it. Even the happiest person can wear that mask and cover up that hurt and that sadness. People who suffer from depression are usually the ones you would pretty much least expect. Depression is real. It’s something people carry with them for a very long time. And sometimes that burden becomes too much and it’s just easier to get out rather than to keep pulling along that curse. There’s no one thing that causes it. It’s a lifetime of pain and anguish and it’s something that’s wired into people’s brains. Some people can bury feelings and let them go, other people bottle it. And sometimes that bottle becomes to much to carry for someone and the unfortunately take a path everyone hates.

Thanks for the jeers and leers, Robin.

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