Monday, August 11, 2014
ROBIN WILLIAMS, ANOTHER CRY FOR HELP GONE UNANSWERED?
Icheoku says yet again another American rich and famous person has killed himself; dead by hanging, in an apparent suicide escapism from this world of agony and so much trouble. When the world's millions, especially the have not, are jealously looking at the lives of the rich and famous and praying that they could someday attain such "glorious" status and enjoy what it has to offer, here makes an exit from that privileged world, one of such richly "blessed" persons? Comedian and actor Robbin Williams apparently has had enough of the 'glamorous' life and decided to end it and he hung himself. Robbin was 63years old.
Icheoku laments the greatest irony known to man called life, which keeps people guessing and misjudging what it is that is really truly important; hence their dissipating of energies wrongly, in pursuit of an elusive happiness which they think money and fame beget and/or guarantee. Unfortunately, Robin Williams has once again shattered this myth and put paid to this delusion by taking his own life despite being so richly "blessed" with materiality and fame. Icheoku asks is it not yet another irony that a comedian who makes other people to laugh, could not himself find laughter and happiness in this world? Needless to add that his numerous mansions, exotic cars, fat bank accounts, privileges and access could not provide him the courage to carry on soldiering with this life?
The moral lesson derivable from Robin Williams' suicide is that no matter one's condition or standing in life, what is most important or should be paramount in life is to find some meaning and fulfillment in one's life and by so doing have a reason to live for. Like Angelina Jolie-Pitt who loves children and is adopting them from everywhere and is also herself giving birth to many, and thus finds fulfillment in doing that, Icheoku opines that people, including the rich and famous, should always find something outside their boxed life to immerse themselves in and by so doing remain positively occupied, and will not have any downtime for depression to creep in. Psychosis, manic depression and/or such other psychological imbalances often times thrive when there is a vacuum in the sufferer's life? A rule of the thumb, because nature abhors vacuum, something will always fill in such fallowed spaces including sometimes mental disturbance.
Robin Williams now joins other rich and famous American actors who decided to fast-tack their exit from this world this year including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mikey Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott and a host of many others. Icheoku says whether their deaths were ruled accidental overdose or suicide, it does not really matter. What is important is that they achieved their set-out objective which is to put an end to their pain and suffering of living? These 'cornered' people, call them victims if you like, desired one thing and one thing only - to just end their forlorn life of misery and escape their unhappiness. It is also instructive that taking their life is usually not the first option, but it comes after various addictions could not help them get rid of their monkey; despite the illusion of "happily ever after" Eldorado of happiness and fulfillment which the uninformed world holds of their lives.
Icheoku maintains that these "victims" were internally disturbed, they were unhappy, they were lonely and in vain, silently cried out for help which never came and in some cases was a little too late in coming. In short these people were victims of a cruel world which they successfully made happy and which they made to laugh with their creative works, but which world could not and did not reciprocate their infectiousness. As a result, they felt betrayed, they felt disappointed and they pined and panged away. Their cry for help was drowned out in the cacophony of the limelight and with it the gradual ebbing of their lives until they finally find the courage or cowardice to pull the trigger. Robbin Williams suicide by hanging once again shows that money or riches or fame does not buy happiness; or have you ever seen a happy person who is contemplating suicide? Icheoku says Robbin Williams has regrettably now joined the annals of such lost souls, may he now rest; may he now find the peace, joy and happiness which eluded him here on earth in the life beyond, Adieu Rob!