When actor Robin Williams past recently, it was quite shock to us all. A man who had spent so many years making us all laugh so consistently was in pain inside, and that can be hard to look back and reflect upon.
Though there are many who said they did not see that side of the actor and had no idea it was coming, it is clear to see during his final interview that there was a sort of emptiness to how he portrayed himself. He seemed flat and like his mind was elsewhere. As if getting each word out was a struggle. It is not the Robin Williams we were all used to, but it also shows us that maybe the signs were there, and we just didn't have the courage to see them or ask him if he needed help.
Though this may seem morbid to post, let me reassure you, it is with the utmost respect for all of you that I do. Let Robin Williams be the trigger that leads us all to lean in to someone we care about and ask them if they are okay. Life is tough, and it beats down the best and brightest of us. Let this be the tragic precursor to change, is all I saying.
Because even with the brightest and funniest, as this video proves, sometimes the signs are there. We just choose to ignore them because it scares us.