Tonight, I’ve seen a few posts from people I know – not random twitter people – people that I actually know in real life that make me want to punch them in the face. These real life people posted about how the tragic passing of Robin Williams as a waste. A waste of life.
Can we stop for just a moment? No life is never a waste. Not ever. From what many of us know, he lived a full life, it’s known that he struggled with addiction and depression. But a waste? I disagree.
When I read the news on Twitter, I lost my breath. Robin Williams was a huge part of my TV/movie life. Mork & Mindy was one of my favorite childhood shows. Nano Nano was a part of my life more than probably anything besides HeMan and Barbie. Robin was the funny man. He touched my heart in moves like Patch Adams and What Dreams May Come – which for some aren’t the funny ones, or were too touchy. These are what I loved him the most in. Good Will Hunting – a professor believing in a young adult. His roles in these movies touched many of us.
His life was not a waste. We were lucky to have him be a part of our lives as much as he was. And I’m sure he knew that the world loved and respected him. Whatever it was that took him from us is not ours to judge.
My love to his family, close friends and all who are grieving tonight.
My most favorite quote from him was this: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” He’s right.