I'm not a big follower of celebrities, but I was shocked just now to hear that Robin Williams has died. These things are always so sad to hear.
Sad indeed. He's been a celebrity my entire life. If the reports that he committed suicide get confirmed, it's very sad he felt so depressed to take his own life. He has struggled with depression and drug/alcohol abuse his entire career so I guess in a way it is no surprise.
Oh no... Im heartbroken to hear that.
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I feel terrible. Williams was such a creative genius, I don't think anyone had a mind that worked like his. How very, very sad, to be so despondent that he took his own life. Especially when he was loved by so many.
Truly an amazing actor. He had a wife and grown daughter. Her name is Zelda Williams and she is an actress.
I always remember that Robin's daughter Zelda was named after Princess Zelda in the Legend of Zelda video games. I still can't believe it. Do you think geniuses see the whole picture and it's just too overwhelming? I want to find a reason, when I know reason probably doesn't apply.
Everyone thought my husband was a genius too, I was fascinated with his mind, he was so scientific and mathematically brilliant, and could solve complex problems and have a viewpoint others could not see. Yet he was basically a fun guy and very quiet and shy. He was so depressed the last 3 yrs. he basically drank himself to death, and he passed in January. He always insisted he loved me, and I had nothing to do with his depression. I feel tortured by it.
Maybe ignorance really is bliss. Yet I can't believe that either. It's too late to be philosophical anyway.
It seems that highly intelligent and prodigious people DO see the whole picture of life. They also see nuances that the average people can't or won't see. Highly intelligent, prodigious, and gifted people see life in all its aspects. They know that there is a dark underside as well as the lighter side of life. Not only highly intelligent/prodigious people but highly sensitive people view life quite differently from the more hardened people. Highly sensitive people can the harsher aspects of life and living. What less sensitive and more cynical and tougher people ignore in life, the highly sensitive people see and feel the meaner and harsher aspects of life. It has been said that life is too tough and daunting for some people. The more brutish, cunning, rougher, and tougher elements seem to SURVIVE and OVERCOME. It seems that these are the types who rule the world. The sensitives and geniuses are oftentimes so overwhelmed by life, how sad. The latter types are SO NEEDED in this world; if there were MORE sensitives and geniuses, the world would be a MUCH LOVING, BETTER, and WARMER place instead of the jungle it is.
I could relate to his art and his acting and work so much. He was spiritually enlivened in more ways than most people. There will never be anyone like him ever again. He was a One-of-a-kind man, the kind that comes along once in a very rare moment. And that makes him so special to me.
I will miss the star of one of my favorite films Dead poets Society.
When I first heard of his death,I researched the internet and found a number of sites claiming it as a hoax. Then the news programs all starting talking about him and confirmed the awful truth. I admit I gasped when heard the news.
He seemed sad on a few interview programs lately and was in rehab in July.The public never knows what is going on with someone famous, since most put on a happy face.
Just goes to show that money and fame can't buy happiness.
I often see you on the same threads. I'm a psychic sensitive, and see waking visions that are not always pleasant, but they are about people I know or love, and they happen, in time.
But I've had chronic health problems all my life, and it made me strong, so I can handle adversity. Not always so well, but I can't see how anyone could take their own life, it's so precious. I agree that certain highly intelligent people see the world through different eyes, because my husband was one of them. He used to be a lot of fun, more like the old Robin Williams façade we all know, and as he got older, he couldn't seem to cope with aging and the limitations it puts on your life. His attitude towards life changed, though he was always good to me and worked hard everyday.
I agree we need more sensitive and intelligent people who aren't so afraid of the harsher aspects of life, and can cope with them better. But I also know from experience you can never change another person, no matter how hard you try. Even if you can get them to go for help (I was never able to with my husband, he grew up in a family of hypochondriacs and ignored health and mental issues) they know how to hide their innermost fears.
From my metaphysical studies I know that we are coming into a time where more people will be doing spiritual searching, and since religion is what often divides us, decide there is one religion--the Truth. It's the only way the human race can survive.
But I can understand the despair that Robin Williams felt, I saw that in my husband too, as he changed from such a smart and fun person, to someone who was going to lose his job of 40 years and was expected to move to another state and start all over again. People are mean and don't care about each other anymore, and it's just too much for a sensitive person to bear.
What you have stated Jean is so true. God bless you always.
Robert said he base his life on good sense. He killed himself, how do I make good sense out of that. He was one of my hero's, It's going to take time to understanding why he did that.
Thanks GM. Castlepaloma, it is hard to understand how a person who was sensitive would take that way out. When a person commits suicide, it makes all their loved ones feel guilty, like they should or could have done more, and that is not always the case.
I wonder if he did something we don't yet know about, and that's what drove him to this terrible act? He had just been released from a treatment center for depression, and must have seemed OK. But, then, he was such a great actor, it would have been very easy to play the part of a depressed man who was feeling better. What a shame, and what a waste of such creative genius.
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