Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams: He Started a Joke

"...which started the whole world laughing." -- Bee Gees

In case you haven't heard yet, Robin Williams, aged 63, passed away this August 11, 2014, found in his home due to (possibly) suicide out of depression. He is a well-renowned comedy actor and an icon that many generations are going to miss.

I'm going to be honest. I'm not really that much into movies, either local or foreign, but I did watch a couple of his movies, like Jumanji, Flubber, Bicentennial Man, Popeye (live action) and the Aladdin movies. Although I didn't really get to totally see his acting unlike many other stars, I know that Williams is one hell of an actor. 

See, comedians usually are versatile - get them into comedy and you'll be laughing in stitches, get them into drama and you'll be crying our eyes out. That's how awesome comedians are, but the irony is that most comedians have a not-so-good personal life, and this is why they take it out on making people smile.

About his alleged suicide, well, I know that life is hard. All of us, at one point or another, get depressed. We all have different tolerance levels, and I myself experience a lot of depression, but I get over them with help from loved ones and friends. But it really is the worst when there's no one else to help you because they think your problem is not very serious. 

So this is a warning to everyone who have friends, family, etc. with suicidal, depression and stress tendencies. Always talk to them and know their interests, so that they'll be more open to you. Don't let them keep their problems on their own, because it's really hard. If you really care about them, even if the topic isn't your interested, just talking with them feels like they're not alone in the world.

With that said, here's a small little dedication for Robin Williams:

Again, it's one of those "we only recognize forgotten, washed-up, unknown people when they die" cases. One such case is Dolphy Quizon, also a renowned actor. Tsk, tsk. That's life, folks.

Speaking of suicide, I did a little short story a long time ago, about a girl who committed suicide because no one recognizes her works. Read it here. Thanks!

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