I’m taking a “leave of absence” from Tumblr for an indefinite period of time. Bye bye boop boop!
Headlines are meant to arouse your curiousity and incite a potent visceral reaction so that you might share it.
But not reading past the headline doesn’t help anybody. It’s sensationalized for a reason.
It’s sad to think that his quote rings truer today, if the speculations about his apparent suicide are true.
It’s utterly tragic to think he would commit suicide.
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. The full statement is below. On August 11…
Mrs. Doubtfire is one my earliest childhood memories.
I am unwavering in my conviction that there is a distinction between a purpose in one’s life, and the collective, general philosophy of ‘the meaning of life’—and I don’t believe there is any meaning to life. You live and you die—that is the indisputable blueprint of everyone’s life. But that shouldn’t convince you to live a life devoid of happiness or without a sense of purpose. Nihilism is not synonymous with negativity or pessimism, and it isn’t an excuse to end your life; the meaningless of life should emancipate you from the pressure of conforming so that you can embody your own calling. How do you define the meaning of life among seven billion people who each live by their own creed? You can’t possibly, without pigeonholing and contradicting yourself. You must be free to define and find comfort in the winding path of your life, and then feel empowered to live for the sake of living. For the sake of seeing what the future holds; for the sake of continuing to live out the destiny that you envision for yourself.
I am okay with being a ‘small potato’ in this world. A minority, who is disenfranchised, and who will, for the most part, live a quiet life. But most importantly, I am also unafraid and equally determined to help the marginalized community that I so proudly belong to, even if, as I say, there is no meaning to life. Because hey, I am already alive, and as long as I am still living, I will do all that I can to be a proponent of positivity, peace, and compassion—no matter how microscopic my existence is to this world.
— Matt Haig, The Humans