a reply to: Zaphod58
This post has been on the back of my mind for a few weeks. I guess I didn't have anything nice to say...
But you're right, when Robin Williams died I called a lot of people hypocrites because I knew a lot of it was hype and people pretending to be, well
We're too disconnected all too often. I try to be a humble person but I'm a reactionary person also.
I had hope that after Robin Williams died we could finally realize that mental health issues aren't something to be ashamed of, but after a week or
two it was right back to normal. Until we're willing to have these discussions, all we're doing is putting band aids on gaping wounds.
I don't know what the answer is, do we normalize weird?
Pushing people into the weird category isn't the answer though, gosh darn it Robin Williams was weird wasn't he? But we loved him, even if it was for
a day or two... Who took the time to know him though? Who took the time to understand why his mind raced and the best he could do with it was
apparently take the piss? We loved him right?
It is indeed a very long conversation that needs to be had, complimented with cups of humbleness, biscuits of honesty and a genuine sense of
We're humans, we've survived too long together to throw caution to the wind and ostracise our own. Bastards
Band aids on gaping wounds. It's pure neglect really, nobody is born to create victims or to be one of their own hand. A problem shared is a
Ain't nobody in the business of sharing, not enough anyways. Most importantly the one's who could've changed things. Realisation is a terrible thing
when it's far too late.
And that's sad, really sad.
I mean, we're human. I'm not the best in consolidated actions but I'm not scared of being "cookie" and buying a bottle of whiskey and demanding a pal
comes fishing because he seems a bit "done in" ya know?
I'm an idiot, whilst being that I totally understand that often all we need is time, time together. Time to distract, time to enact. Often a minute of
peace is worth 1000 in stress.
Time to be human being's and not human doing's, apologies for the long post zaph. But I wanted to emphasize that we can always do more to stop
tragedy, tragedy comes quick and sudden and it's never pretty. Blaming anything but ourselves is a cop out.