By Taylor Majkowicz
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it,” says Robin Williams, a man who decided to take his life after a long struggle of depression.
After many years of making people smile, laugh, and cry, Robin Williams decided to end his life on August 11th, 2014, even while he had big roles in upcoming movies such as Night at the Museum 3, and Absolutely Anything.
So why, we may ask.
Well, there is much that we didn’t know about Robin Williams, like the fact that he suffered from depression for many years or the fact that he wasn’t the “popular” kid growing up. He was even voted “Least Likely to Succeed” in high school.
Many wouldn’t think depression could overpower a man who had so much positivity in his life and a smile on his face at all times, but nobody really knows the strength of something until it actually has the chance to take over.
People may think that celebrities do not have a reason to commit suicide or even be depressed because they live such a good life, but mental illness can affect anyone.
Positivity is not just something everybody has, and some people have to work really hard to stay positive.
About every 40 seconds, somebody commits suicide because he or she could not find enough positivity in his or her body to actually keep on going with life.
In one of Robin Williams’ famous films, Dead Poets Society, he says something inspiring—something that withholds so much positivity. “Carpe Diem. Seize the day,” he says.
Let us seize the day by spreading positivity to all those who need it.