It's too bad.
Robin Williams, rest in peace.
Depression and addiction. It's a killer.
I heard it on the news last evening and mentioned it to the cashier at the store. She was probably about twenty and so many younger people seem not to know who anyone of a certain age is, so I asked if she ever heard of him.
Me: "Do you know who Robin Williams is?"
She: "He's that funny guy - right? He is always acting nuts and makes people laugh?"
Me: "Yeah. I just heard on the news he died - they said he committed suicide."
And then everyone started talking on how much they loved him and cited their favorite roles and lines.
I prayed for him.
I pray for the suicides.
A lot of people - especially Hollywood types - and lately bankers - opt for suicide.
That is so definitive. So extreme. So eternal.
I'm not judging the suicides - just speaking for myself - how such news affects me.
People in my family attempted suicide - I'm not sure it is even close to what Robin Williams did.
Suicide only works when you actually die from it.