A Spark of Madness: The Robin Williams’ Legacy

Robin Williams has been the topic of discussion the past few days. With his unexpected suicide, it seems as if Williams has the world talking more now that he is gone than when he was alive. The 63-year-old Chicago native was an acclaimed actor on the big screen and on Broadway. The Academy Award winner is known for his work in Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, and and extensive list of other film, television and Broadway credits.
While his death may come as a shock to the world, the depression and addiction Williams struggled with was a part of an ongoing battle. His death teaches us that life is short and the demons of mental illness, depression and addiction are painstakingly real. His life teaches us to seize the day, to laugh, to smile, to find joy, even in the midst of debilitating pain. Be encourage today to keep living, If you are struggling with depression or mental illness, do not be afraid to ask for help. There is always hope, hope in the simple fact that you are not alone.
Twenty Something Advice from the words of Robin Williams:

“My battles with addiction definitely shaped how I am now. They really made me deeply appreciate human contact. And the value of friends and family, how precious that is.”

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

“But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.”

“It’s a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you — when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.”

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.”

“You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you.”

“Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

– Stephkt


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