You're No Different From Robin Williams

You are different from him, but not really. You’re a human. You’re prone to incredible lows. Being beaten down by the almost unbearable realities of the world.

But you’re also incredibly talented. Robin Williams-level talented. It’s in there. And the world will be better for it when you let it out. I was running at the gym yesterday, listening to Pandora and Looking Up by Paramore came on. I’ve listened to Paramore for years but didn’t remember this song. And when my endorphins were kicking in, I heard these lines...

God knows the world doesn't need another band..

But what a waste it would've been...

I can't believe we almost hung it up...

We're just getting started

I immediately got choked up. I tried to run the emotion out. But the truth was right there. I’d been feeling like the world doesn’t need another blog and what the heck was I doing thinking that I could contribute or change the world with it. Paramore felt this way - “God knows the world doesn’t need another band” - yet they did it anyway. Because of them sticking it out, I had their music to push me through the last quarter mile of my workout. I had their words to push me to write another post.

Imagine a world that was never graced by Robin William’s talent. If he felt like the world didn’t need another comedian/actor/entertainer then he may have never tried and we would have never known. His legacy is not his end, but his life and what that meant to all of us. We mourn for the loss of Robin because we know that the world has lost so much in losing him. You are just as talented. We can’t be touched by your life, or know what we would lose in you if you don’t let who you are out.