I was very saddened to learn about the apparent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams yesterday in California.
It’s a tragedy anytime any human being takes their own life, rather than ask for help with whatever particular problem they are going through at the time.
Williams was reportedly suffering from depression for quite a while, and the fact that he was an alcoholic and addict in long-term recovery, really caused this news to hit home for me.
His suicide just goes to show that neither fame nor fortune guarantee happiness.
In the grand scheme of things, no amount of money or material possessions mean a damn thing if you aren’t content with who you are deep down as a person.
While it is unfortunately true that when a “celebrity” dies of either an overdose or suicide as a result of depression, the world takes notice, the fact of the matter is that hundreds – if not thousands – of “regular” people are dying this way every single day.
Please seek help if you are suffering from any disease or problem that is currently holding back your growth and happiness, and know that there are so many people out there willing to help.
Celebrities, singers, and athletes will always have their “yes” men and women surrounding them to say how great and talented they are, but in the end, each and every single one of us as human beings go to bed at night with our own specific insecurities.
In fact, those so-called “yes” men and women are likely, although unintentionally, doing more hard than good by allowing this to go on.
So, whether you are known by millions throughout the world or just the people on your particular block, please realize you are never alone in your daily battles in life.
Call, write, or seek help any way you can if you aren’t feeling good about yourself.
Never keep things bottled up.
There ARE people who care and want to help.