Actor Todd Bridges must’ve known he was playing with fire when he went in on the late Robin Williams just minutes after it was announced the comedian’s death was most likely from suicide, saying the funnyman pulled “a very selfish act” by killing himself.
49-year-old Bridges’ thinking is that since he’s had his trials and tribulations, and he’s had a grip of them, he could’ve committed suicide like Williams, but he chose to not go that route which is the easy way out as far as he’s concerned.
“You don’t think that my life has been hell and I’ve had so many ups and downs now. If I did that what am i showing my children that when it gets tough that’s the way out No you gotta buckle down ask God to help you. That’s when prayer really comes into effect.”
There was this thoughtful and insightful response to Bridges:
“There are so many common reactions to suicide, and this is one of them – “selfish”. Another is “it’s the cowards way out.” If you think it is an act of cowardice, try staring down the barrel of a twelve gauge for a while and see how brave you feel. Suicide is an expression of mental illness, period. It does not make sense. It is not the result of a rational thought process. It is simply the coping mechanism you use when all other coping mechanisms have failed. It is the death of the soul and the body. It is neither selfish or cowardly. The suicide victim no longer has the capacity to even realize the impact the action will have on loved ones. It’s not that he doesn’t care. He can’t care anymore. Let’s drop the old worn out preconceived notions of mental illness and recognize this for what it is.”
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