As I am sure that everyone knows Robin Williams passed away last night at the not so ripe old age of 63 years old. He was a staple to many generations comedic standings and he will be sorely missed. From good morning Vietnam, to Mrs. Doubtfire, and Aladdin the man could speak on the level of many generations and produce a good strong laugh out of each of them. But despite his sense of humor and the giggles that all of the pictures the magazines show it was revealed that this titan of happiness and humor struggled with himself just as any other normal person does. With this in mind I have come to a crystallizing realization. We are all human and we all struggle.
Think about it. With every page on facebook, twitter, tumblr, blogger, etc. we are displayed with each and every person showing the good times they had out with friends, vacations, award winnings, new cars, and life changes. They dont regularly show the struggles that these people could still be going through despite what they allow people to see. Its sort of a behind the scenes concept. I’m not saying we should all go prying into everyone’s dirty laundry by all means and some people just plainly don’t want help or to reveal their inner demons. What I am stating is that this constant display of a perfect and happy life that today’s world has to show off doesn’t always seem to work out for the best and we could be missing the bigger picture.
To the people that do express themselves behind the scenes, we should listen and sympathize. And I know that listening to someones issues is exhausting but sometimes even listening, if only for a moment, can help in a big way even if its from a stranger. And an attempt at some form of helping that person could make that person hopeful for another day. Also, believe it or not we could learn a little bit more about ourselves and maybe it could help our inner struggles as well. I believe this is how we could see each other as human beings on a more relatable level rather than seeing our successes. Because not everyone is going to reach those points that we see online or in the paper and I’m not saying we shouldn’t display those successes but every now and then if we view the other side of the coin it could give a lot more perspective and a higher understanding of one another.
“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”
Till next time folks and Cheers