Robin Williams was unique. Many people seemed to live inside him. He made so many laugh – yet his death was so tragic.
Robin Williams was unique. Many people seemed to live inside him. He made so many laugh yet his death was so tragic.
It’s tempting to think that Robin Williams would have been lifted out of despondency if only he had read all the Twitter comments praising his amazing career as an actor and comedian. This would not be a safe assumption. And it could lead to unnecessary guilt for those who were closest to him.
Words of affirmation and encouragement that lift most people are strangely distant and impotent to those gripped with depression. When lost in despondency people feel unable to shake an outlook of despair no matter what others say to them.
Robin Williams was transparent about his battle with depression and his efforts to self-medicate. It’s sad to see anyone overcome by such despondency.
It appears that the man who played so many characters faced his greatest…
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