John Keating: They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary – Dead Poets Society
The social media & news world was stunned & blind sided by the death of Robin Williams. A funnier than funny comedian and an amazing actor with tons of SERIOUS movies credits too. Some of his movies: Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, What Dreams May Come (I loved the song in this movie), Hook, Good Morning Vietnam, The Birdcage, Night at the Museum and more!
Thank you Ewa for posting this one….
Depression is far more common than you think. There is such a stigma surrounding it. It is more acceptable now than in my younger years but people still feel ashamed to talk about it or admit they have battled this disease.
In fact comedians, the ones that make us laugh, are also the ones that feel life so much more than many. They also hide behind their feelings by making other people laugh There is a large list of comedians that fought & are still fighting this disease.
Here is the thing – many of us right now – some even reading this – are fighting or have fought depression. I have read blog posts about this too!
I had quite a time with depression in perimenopause. It can be one of the many symptoms that women battle during the hormone change years. It is not only during those “cycle years” that we fight our emotions. It’s very tough during perimenopause & even menopause for many! Be kind……
I also fought depression in my younger years. Most of my family does not know this – I hid it. In fact in high school I tried to be the funny one. The one that tried to make people smile & laugh but hid behind some very tough unhappy thoughts. I am not sure if it was depression or just not happy with myself back then. I had always fought the “like myself” thru childhood into adulthood.
As an adult though, I did have times when I battled depression on my own. I did not want to bother others with it. I did not ask for help. I just worked thru it on my own. Be Kind…..
SO THE THING ABOUT DEPRESSION IS WE NEVER KNOW WHEN PEOPLE ARE HIDING IT, FIGHTING IT, STRUGGLING WITH IT, FIGHTING LIFE…
Always remember that we never know what inner battle people are fighting or hiding. Take a breath before you speak or act. Be kind to others.
AND BE KIND TO YOURSELF! There is NEVER any shame in asking for help – reach out – you will be surprised how many will be there to catch you!
If you feel the need for help OR feel like you want to take you life, this is a respected resource:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 Hour – Local Referrals
1-888-628-9454 (En Espanol)
Veterans press “1”
Feel free to leave or not leave comments. If you have anything you care to share on depression that you think will help others, please do.. thank you!