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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Seems like you and I've been down this road before in other threads.
    When all sides of political debate can come together and grieve.

    I've never known a country presented with so many tragedies which could then become opportunites to remedy problems we all recognize.

    As I got older as a Teacher, I felt good about using the material from others to benefit my Students.
    I would ask myself what would "so-and-so" say about this situation.

    Well, what would Robin Williams say in his best frames of mind about our Nation's problems?
    I'm quite sure this perplexing problem was part of his depression .
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Seems like you and I've been down this road before in other threads.
    When all sides of political debate can come together and grieve.

    I've never known a country presented with so many tragedies which could then become opportunites to remedy problems we all recognize.

    As I got older as a Teacher, I felt good about using the material from others to benefit my Students.
    I would ask myself what would "so-and-so" say about this situation.

    Well, what would Robin Williams say in his best frames of mind about our Nation's problems?
    I'm quite sure this perplexing problem was part of his depression .
    This might be the best thing you've ever posted.
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Seems like you and I've been down this road before in other threads.
    When all sides of political debate can come together and grieve.

    I've never known a country presented with so many tragedies which could then become opportunites to remedy problems we all recognize.

    As I got older as a Teacher, I felt good about using the material from others to benefit my Students.
    I would ask myself what would "so-and-so" say about this situation.

    Well, what would Robin Williams say in his best frames of mind about our Nation's problems?
    I'm quite sure this perplexing problem was part of his depression .
    I didn't have much use for Robin williams personally. His politics made me want to puke. But that doesn't take away from the fact that the man had talent that was loved by millions and its sad he died this soon and this way



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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    This might be the best thing you've ever posted.
    I'd say one of the two best. He posted a response to my thread about my favorite professor at Yale's death that was pretty damn good



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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Robin Williams Dead: Actor Dies of Possible Suicide | Variety


    He has struggled with drugs for years. What a loss.


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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    for years we have lost top artistic talent to drugs or drinking

    Hendrix
    Joplin
    Keith Moon
    Bonham
    Bolin
    Belushi
    Entwistle
    now Williams

    what I have always wondered is

    without drugs would they have been as popular or creative as they were?
    Nothing like jumping the gun Turtle.

    Toxicology tests will be run tomorrow.
    There have been reports of Williams suffering from depression and checked himself into a clinic to "fine tune" his sobriety skills and explicitly stated he had not fallen off the wagon just a matter of weeks ago.
    How about giving the man at least the decency to wait to make such accusations you and the OP eluded to until the toxicology reports to verify such a thing are completed? You nor anyone else knows Williams death was the result of drugs. It could be the result of depression he could not get under control or the damn drugs they treat depression with often has adverse effects on certain people.
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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

    Sad news. This brings to mind the "tortured genius" aspect. It seems that some of the worlds most creative minds have struggled with depression and scientists have more or less confirmed it.

    The Tortured Genius Just Can

    For most people, this area of the brain only lights up at restful times when one is not focusing on work or even daily tasks. For writers and creatives, however, it seems to be constantly activated. Fink’s hypothesis is that the most creative people are continually making associations between the external world and their internal experiences and memories. They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running—the tap does not shut off—and, as a result, creative people show schizophrenic, borderline manic-depressive tendencies. Really, that’s no hyperbole. Fink found that this inability to suppress the precuneus is seen most dominantly in two types of people: creatives and psychosis patients.

    What’s perhaps most interesting is that this flood of thoughts and introspection is apparently vital to creative success. In Touched with Fire, a touchstone book on the relationship between “madness and creativity,” Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins, reported that successful individuals were eight times more likely as “regular people” to suffer from a serious depressive illness.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Nothing like jumping the gun Turtle.

    Toxicology tests will be run tomorrow.
    There have been reports of Williams suffering from depression and checked himself into a clinic to "fine tune" his sobriety skills and explicitly stated he had not fallen off the wagon just a matter of weeks ago.
    How about giving the man at least the decency to wait to make such accusations you and the OP eluded to until the toxicology reports to verify such a thing are completed? You nor anyone else knows Williams death was the result of drugs. It could be the result of depression he could not get under control or the damn drugs they treat depression with often has adverse effects on certain people.
    Maybe you can just calm down a little? It's not outside the realm of possibility that his death was a result, either directly or indirectly, of drugs or alcohol. He was, in fact, an addict. Addicts fall off the wagon, all the time. This is a thread for the discussion of his death, and as far as I know, we don't have to check in with you to get approval before we post. Sheesh.
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    re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194]

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