Monday, August 25, 2014

Ah the Drama

Robin Williams committed suicide because of depression and because he didn't want to put his family through him declining with Parkinson's. The hashtag advocacy of #ALSIceBucketChallenge is setting people off on how it is wasting water in California and doing nothing for ALS (except raise awareness and boatloads of money for research). I know there will always be people out there who have no compassion and who look down on those who do, but if you are one of those people, please do those of us with a heart a favor and stay under your rock. I like having faith that there are good people out there who want to help, and think that yes, suicide is sad and hurts, but in some cases it is the love of the person who takes their own life for their own family or friends. I know this isn't a popular belief, and I will possibly lose friends for this, but face it, it is what it is, a choice. For those that think that Robin Williams took the coward's way out, have you ever seen someone with Parkinson's? My mom had it and it killed her. I think Robin Williams was brave. Yes, it hurt his family and the world to lose him, but it saved all of us from watching a wonderful man and actor disintegrate in front of our eyes, leaving us with that as a memory instead of the laughter and joy he brought us all. A little compassion folks, that's all. And maybe a check and a bucket of ice :)

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