Robin Williams, Thank You

It’s late, and I’m tired, but I just wanted to say a few brief things about Robin Williams.  Today, I’d been in a bit of a funk because of his death.  The day went by very slowly, I didn’t feel very motivated.  It was a depressing day, but nothing like how he must have felt with his severe depression.

I recorded this video a few hours ago, giving my thoughts at the time.

He was in my thoughts all day, and everyone I spoke to was so shocked about his death.  But sometimes good things can come from bad news.  You see, by reading into his life, going back to look at some videos of him, I came to realise how full of life he was.  He started out as a shy kid, but he eventually came out of his shell and became this incredible comedy machine.  He was very intelligent.  His mind worked so fast, he could improvise and create jokes at incredible speeds.  He was also quite uninhibited in how he delivered his performances.  He was a comedy genius, and he was well-loved by many.  I’ve heard stories about how he was a very kind-hearted person, despite all of his troubles with alcohol and drugs.  He seemed to thrive on his craft, and he was an outstanding talent.  What I got out of all of this has only encouraged me to work harder.  You see, he went all out.  He wasn’t shy about his comedy or acting.  And that’s what I want to do with my writing, blogging, and vlogging.  I’ve been rather reserved, if you ask me.  But no more.  I want to show everyone what I’m capable of and deliver something great.

In the next couple of days, I’m going to make a proper post about Robin Williams.  I owe it to him because he was the best.  And he was my favourite.  To many people, Elvis Presley was their idol.  When he died, many cried.  The same with Michael Jackson and John Lennon.  But they were all musicians.  My mom had Elvis.  Robin Williams was my Elvis.

I’ll leave you with a couple movie quotes of Robin Williams’ that I like.

“Carpe. Hear it? Carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society

I really need to watch Dead Poets Society.

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