hope  希望

September 28, 2014 =========
☆ hope  希望
Today’s mail is very long! Sorry!!
Last month, as I’m sure you know, comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide. He was still so young, but he was struggling with depression, and despite having money, fame, a happy family, he didn’t have any hope for a better solution.
I hope that his death means that more and more people will start to take notice of mental illness and depression, and find ways to help others. Having hope is really key, I think.
He originally became famous in a TV show called Mork and Mindy. Was this show ever famous in Japan? Robin Williams was a friendly alien who comes to earth to study humans. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077053/
Below, is from one episode, where he reports about “loneliness”. It’s very long, but I think it is so true, that I wanted to share it with you. If you try to read it and need help, let me know on Facebook and I’ll help.
“Orson(his boss on another planet): The report, Mork.
Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.
Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?
Mork: Oh yes, sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon. Even that doesn’t help very much because then he can hear paint dry.
Orson: Does bed rest help?
Mork: No, because I’ve heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.
Orson: Do you have any idea why?
Mork: Yes, sir, you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they’re told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they’re told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they’re very old, they’re told not to talk to themselves. Who’s left?
Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?
Mork: No, sir, I’m saying just the opposite. They make themselves lonely. They’re so busy looking out for number one that there’s not enough room for two.
Orson: It’s too bad everybody down there can’t get together and find a cure.
Mork: Here’s the paradox, sir, because if they did get together, they wouldn’t need one.”
What do you think? It really is a paradox, isn’t it?