If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a ‘fighter’ or an ‘inspiration’. But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone ‘don’t be like him, please seek help’. That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.
This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.