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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You Never Know

I just heard the news that Robin Williams died. He was 63 and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. It is being reported that he was suffering from depression.  The man was a comic genius but who knows what his personal demons were like.

There is that old saw that goes "laughing on the outside but crying on the inside" and perhaps that was going on with Mr. Williams.  Who knows what motivates a man to make others laugh? Perhaps he had an inner sadness, a melancholy, that he struggled against and masked with humor.

A friend of mine once claimed that there were no extroverts, just introverts pretending to be something they weren't. Maybe comics are funny because they are masking their pain?

In any case, I will miss his zany humor, as I am sure most of you will also.


NotesFromAbroad said...

My brother in law was planning a trip to Europe with his wife, they have 3 children .. he was a doctor .. he went to work one morning and committed suicide.
What everyone else sees on the outside, is never what is really going on in the inside .. happy or sad.

I was very sad to see that Robin Williams had died. He brought us all so much laughter..

Douglas said...

"What everyone else sees on the outside, is never what is really going on in the inside .. happy or sad."

Very true, very true.