This is usually the part where I share the latest TGM video and discuss the key points further but Twitch decided to randomly mute my video due to non-existent copyrighted material. YAY!
The claims of Robin Williams’ death are not a hoax. This is a tragic day indeed. It’s not merely because we lost another brilliant mind and a joy to the world, but because depression SUCKS.
I must admit that I woke up this morning feeling that something was off. In my gut, I felt something bad was going to happen. It has been an emotional roller coaster and the news of Robin Williams did not make it any better.
Jimmy Kimmel said it best…
If you’re sad, tell someone.
We tend to be so guarded and caustic as human beings these days. It’s easier to be bitter, troll a bit, and just mask our emotions with constant sarcasm, partying, sillyness, stunts, or whatever. We all hurt but few of us have strong support networks and healthy sharing practices in place.
Here is Robin Williams, a wealthy actor who we would think would be free from the usual stress and challenges we peasants have to deal with.. And he commits suicide (allegedly). No one is safe. Identify your true friends and get some open dialogue going, guys. If you are lacking friends, make some. None of us can make it alone.
I can’t believe Mork & Mindy, one of my favorite shows in my youth, came out around 35 years ago. This hits home for me because I always felt I identified with Robin. He was zany, misunderstood, and a little too chipper for some. Robin Williams embraced his little spark of insanity. I think we all should.
Let your feelings flow, let go a bit, and let people in.
It’s time to do some healing, gang.
Remember: we are building the GANG to make it easier for people to have that support and trust in place. We are here for you (some of us more than others, of course). I hope that we can show the same sort of compasssion we are seeing tonight on social media.. But EVERY DAY. I know we can do it. #GeeksUnite