Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams committed suicide.

I don't know why I'm so incredibly upset about this, but I am.

Just 2 posts ago, I quoted him from one of my fav movies.

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  1. I know why. But think of him with smiles. It's what he would want.

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  2. This makes me quite sad, as well.
    One of the best compliments I ever received was when someone told me that I reminded them of Robin Williams.

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  3. He has always been there. From Mork & Mindy to The Crazy Ones, and all those movies in between. I cried when I read the news.

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  4. It is so very, very sad.

    Please take care of yourself, okay?

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  5. I agree. It is a bit too close to home. I posted this on Pickelope's blog, but I am going to repeat it here because It makes me that upset.

    There has been a lot of media coverage on how Robin Williams “lost his battle with depression”. This idea that people battle depression and lose really bothers me. Depression is not a game of winners and losers. If you can live with it, you “win” and if you can’t, you “lose”. How fucking inappropriate is that?

    I am not emphatically saying that depression is not a battle. Those of us who live with depression every day are kicking and fighting and scratching and it is a battle. It’s not the “battle” part that bothers me – it’s the “losing” part. “Losing” their battle implies to me that if they had just done something different, or tried harder, then maybe they might have “won”. Sorry, but that just doesn’t sit right with me.

    The use of the word “lose” is like a zero-sum game to me: if someone or something “loses” then that means that someone or something else “wins”. You can’t have a loser if you don’t have winner and I refute the idea that if someone takes their own life - depression “wins”.

    Robin Williams did not “lose his battle against depression”. Depression stole his life.

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    1. ^ This. Well said, Lola. Thanks for posting.

      Mich, I know why this hurts so much. It hurts me too :(

      Hang in there dear xo

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    2. Hi Lola,
      To sat I really like what you wrote sounds so trite....but it's true.

      Depression is a bitch.....I know too.

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    3. Chris, where the heck did your blog go!?!?

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    4. Long story... there was a specific incident (or two) that caused me to disengage from online life but mostly I got tired of writing. And no one was reading it anyway.

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