Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

One fine artist and man, Robin Williams died. One lesson which I learned and tried to teach many youngsters around me is the following scene from 'Dead Poets Society".

(See the youtube clip below and try yourself standing on table and look around the room)

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way. You see, the world looks very different from up here. You don't believe me? Come see for yourself. Come on. Come on! Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try! Now, when you read, don't just consider what the author thinks. Consider what you think. Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out! Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings. Look around you. There! There you go. Yes! Dare to strike out and find new ground.


Beyond said...

For some reason, his death left me stunned. I guess, for many people he was the figure who was constant during growing up years. He was part of my childhood. I mights come across an emotional fool but he was almost like a friend.

I was going through a bit of a tough time when he died (a loved one was not reaching out to me and I thought I had lost him) so it was an extremely devastating moment. And from what I have heard or read online, it was a similar response all across the world. Heath ledger, Phillips Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams. The angst of being geniuses took their lives eventually.

Mystic said...

Tragedy is , they took their own lives.