Were you not shocked by the news of Robin Williams' death?
We are living in an age where Americans feel more comfortable getting their news from comedians like Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Are we consequently supposed to believe that everybody's favorite comic guru, Robin Williams killed himself because he was depressed? Are you kidding me? Robin Williams was bigger than God in a world where the authorities of yesteryear are not taken seriously.
On August 11, 2014, Williams was found unconscious at his residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner's office ruled the cause of death as suicide by asphyxiation. The only compelling question is, "Who killed Robin Williams and why?" The man was simply "too crazy" to kill himself. Sadly, he was so absolutely brilliant, the world will never see another like him.
If he was still alive, he would get a reaL kick out of all the reporting about his death. The headlines are hilarious; "Robin Williams dies; sherrif investigating as suicide." Didn't take long for that one to close the book without even bothering to read it. Robin Williams did not kill himself. He was murdered because he was brilliant and effective.
According to Joel McHale, who recently worked with Williams, "I have never met anybody with a bigger brain than him ... When you talk to Robin you think, 'I have learned more in the last 20 minutes than I ever learned. He is such an open soul and one of the most sensitive and great guys, and I would kill for the man. And I have already offered to kill people for him."
Robin Williams said, "no matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." Somebody did not like the change he proposed. Williams was an eternal and brilliant optimist, not the sort to take his own life. He said, “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.” People kill themselves when they have no hope and are unable to find meaning in their lives. Robin Williams had enough life in him to outlive every single person on the planet, given the option, and that is not the kind of person who kills himself.
Robin Williams said, “Comedy is acting out optimism.” There is no room for suicide in that.
Daily Show writer, tweeted best when he wrote, "Robin Williams always seemed like someone so full of life it was bursting out of him in all directions."
The official verdict may be suicide but the intelligent money has absolutely no doubt about the fact that it is simply not even remotely plausible to suggest that Robin Williams found the time to take his own life.
People like Robin Williams do not simply fade away. They get better with age, no mmatter what the challenge, and we have been deprived.
This is what the research says:
Bruce McEwen, who heads the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University, said that experiences shape the brain and body. Attributes such as being goal-oriented, optimistic, and socially engaged are all interrelated and might be able to combat higher stress and inflamation levels.
Women and men with greater optimism tend to live longer than their pessimistic peers, according to a decades-long study published in August of 2019. This research identifies a strong correlational (not causal) association between optimism and "exceptional longevity," which is described as living to age 85 or older.
According to Francine Grodstein, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as a professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the link between optimism and health is becoming more evident, it breeds perseverence and the ability to deal with major stresses.
According to psychotherapist, Stephanie Marston, “One of the keys to becoming more resilient is to practice compassion both toward ourselves as well as toward others.”
Those who look for signs of depression to reverse engineer the claim that Robin Williams killed himself are simply ignorant because optimism always soften the negative effects of stress in life. Study the science.
“I’ve been thinking frequently of the quote from Viktor Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’: ‘Those who have a “why” to live can bear with almost any how,’” said Dr. Sarah Kate McGowan, an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We can choose to use this time to connect to ourselves and what’s important to us, our values, who we strive to be in the world.”
According to Dr. McGowan, "Optimism is about giving yourself permission to hope, even if you feel extremely anxious, unhappy or fearful. It’s not about ignoring your negative feelings about the crisis, but about finding a way to keep them from overwhelming you."
Robin Williams had the character and the capacity to attempt to cope with whatever ailed him and he did not kill himself because he used his immense degree of optimismm to connect to, not away from the cruel world that frequently claims the lives of the very best and the brightest
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