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(TMZ)   And the first celebrity to call Robin Williams "selfish" for committing suicide is... Todd Bridges   (tmz.com) divider line 318
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2014-08-11 10:20:51 PM  
Whatchu talkin bout Willis?
 
2014-08-11 10:25:54 PM  

mikemoto: Whatchu talkin bout Willis?


Now get back to work. Those toilets aren't gonna clean themselves ya know.
 
2014-08-11 10:27:29 PM  
Celebrity?
 
2014-08-11 10:51:17 PM  
who?
 
2014-08-11 10:56:33 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: who?


The real celebrities are busy talking amongst themselves.
 
2014-08-11 11:04:16 PM  
I thought that motherfarker was dead like the rest of the cast.
 
2014-08-11 11:10:07 PM  
Jesus committed suicide by cop.
 
2014-08-11 11:10:18 PM  
STFU you no-talent waste of space.
 
2014-08-11 11:19:49 PM  
Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.
 
2014-08-11 11:24:32 PM  

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.


QFT
 
2014-08-11 11:32:13 PM  
The power of prayer Todd needs now is the power to keep me more than arm's length away from his pious ass.
 
2014-08-11 11:53:58 PM  
My local weather man probably has more celebrity status.
In other words

Who?
 
2014-08-12 12:05:13 AM  

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.


Bears repeating
 
2014-08-12 12:10:02 AM  

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.


All that needs to be said.
 
2014-08-12 12:12:21 AM  
No you gotta buckle down ask God to help you. That's when prayer really comes into effect."

Todd (Ryhmes with Maude, Rod and God) Bridges is trying to piggyback a plug for himself and religion onto the interest in Robin William's recent tragic death and I'm supposed to believe Robin is the selfish one in this picture?

Really?
 
2014-08-12 12:15:41 AM  
Punk's day will come.

In the mean time, Thank You Robin for the fun.
 
2014-08-12 12:17:42 AM  
Todd Bridges is still alive?
 
2014-08-12 12:21:30 AM  
He's not wrong.

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.


Understanding the reason he did it is not the same thing as it being a valid excuse for it.

Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.
 
2014-08-12 12:23:47 AM  

quatchi: Bridges is trying to piggyback a plug for himself


Somewhat successfully, it seems.
 
2014-08-12 12:25:28 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.


Pam Dawber was f*ckin' smokin'.
 
2014-08-12 12:25:56 AM  
The name rang a bell, but I couldn't place it.

Then I read the link and went, "What? He's still alive? I thought that useless twatwaffle died a while back? Same. He was a dick before, and it seems he's even worse now"
 
2014-08-12 12:27:23 AM  

MurphyMurphy: He's not wrong.

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.

Understanding the reason he did it is not the same thing as it being a valid excuse for it.

Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.


If someone is in agony on a daily basis and he believes that it will never be cured, he his justified in bowing out. Because it's  his life, not yours. What does it say about you that you would prefer he continue with his misery for your sake?
 
2014-08-12 12:27:27 AM  

MurphyMurphy: He's not wrong.


Not completely, but (if you read the article)mostly.
 
2014-08-12 12:30:44 AM  

MurphyMurphy: But it's ultimately a selfish action.


Insofar as everything a person does in life is ultimately selfish.
 
2014-08-12 12:31:33 AM  

phillydrifter: MurphyMurphy: Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.

Pam Dawber was f*ckin' smokin'.


Yea, she was pretty good looking

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2014-08-12 12:32:06 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.


You sound like the selfish one to me. You want someone to suffer for their entire lives because you might miss them when they die?  Nice.
 
2014-08-12 12:32:37 AM  

TommyymmoT: mikemoto: Whatchu talkin bout Willis?

Now get back to work. Those toilets peep show booths aren't gonna clean themselves ya know.

 
2014-08-12 12:34:07 AM  
He was a chronic suicide for decades after the show got cancelled.
 
2014-08-12 12:34:48 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.


Firstly, who the fark are you to judge?

Secondly, you have zero understanding of what living with a mental illness is like. Severe depression isn't just feeling a little sad, it's impossible to describe how awful it is if you haven't experienced it.

Thirdly; you're really gonna call someone selfish on the day of his death, you classless fark?
 
2014-08-12 12:35:44 AM  
Um, some farkers will agree with me, and no one needs to call the cops on me, but honestly, my time here was done about 10 years ago.

I'm still here, in part because I've been given the guilt message and what it would do to my kids so hard that I know killing myself wouldn't be enough to keep me dead. I'd zombify just so I could feel guilt. And also because my ex apparently defines herself through her continued harassment of me. So she'd dig me up too, and again it would be futile. Cowardice also plays a huge role.

It's mainly been depression trials in the depression olympics since then.

I was very much worried in the main Robin Williams thread it would be taken over by lovely people harranging Mr. Williams career and talent and exit.

Selfish really has no meaning when you are that stricken with depression.
 
2014-08-12 12:36:49 AM  
I read the headline and was thinking Jeff Bridges, which seemed like an odd statement for him to make.  Now it makes more sense, a D-lister just trying to get his name in the press.
 
2014-08-12 12:37:18 AM  

MurphyMurphy: He's not wrong.

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.

Understanding the reason he did it is not the same thing as it being a valid excuse for it.

Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.


TommyymmoT already told you to get back to work, Todd.
 
2014-08-12 12:39:19 AM  

MurphyMurphy: He's not wrong.

VelcroFez: Severe depression is something that nobody else can ever understand.

Understanding the reason he did it is not the same thing as it being a valid excuse for it.

Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.


*shrug*

Unless or until you walked that path all the way to the end and successfully climbed out the hole yourself, you can STFU, sparky. When anyone reaches that moment of looking down the barrel of a gun or stepping off a chair or gulping down a mouthful of pills--sure, it's selfish. But at that moment, you are not thinking "I am leaving others with a lifetime of questions," you are thinking "I have no others," or "They will be better off when I am gone," or "I can no longer answer questions that have no answers." If a suicide were able to consider the emotional reactions of his/her loved ones, he would NOT BE CONSIDERING SUICIDE. I mean, duh; that should be pretty obvious on a moment's reflection; only a teenager can attempt suicide from a f*ck-you perspective (because they still can imagine they'll be able to see the reaction they'll get).

So OF COURSE suicide is selfish. Because it is an act committed for the self, by someone incapable of thinking about anyone else any longer. If they could, then they would be unable to consider suicide. They have nothing else to live for, and so they don't. But don't imagine that because you have walked some "dark paths" in your life, you know anything of the black trench through Hades that is depression. You do not, unless you have depression. But I hazard a guess, if you write such things, that you do not.
 
2014-08-12 12:39:55 AM  

gadian: MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

You sound like the selfish one to me. You want someone to suffer for their entire lives because you might miss them when they die?  Nice.


Oh hell yeah THIS.

Murphy, you understand NOTHING if you think others come even close to walking that dark path WITH the person. They may be there, but they sure aren't experiencing it.
 
2014-08-12 12:45:30 AM  
Yeah, he's selfish, God forbid he inconveniences you by choosing how to live or not live his own life.
 
2014-08-12 12:46:18 AM  

RoyBatty: Um, some farkers will agree with me, and no one needs to call the cops on me, but honestly, my time here was done about 10 years ago.

I'm still here, in part because I've been given the guilt message and what it would do to my kids so hard that I know killing myself wouldn't be enough to keep me dead. I'd zombify just so I could feel guilt. And also because my ex apparently defines herself through her continued harassment of me. So she'd dig me up too, and again it would be futile. Cowardice also plays a huge role.

It's mainly been depression trials in the depression olympics since then.

I was very much worried in the main Robin Williams thread it would be taken over by lovely people harranging Mr. Williams career and talent and exit.

Selfish really has no meaning when you are that stricken with depression.


Hug ( )

Hang in there. I hope life can give you some of what you need.

I suppose you're in therapy and/or taking meds to help? I know that those don't always really help. Psychiatry is in it's infancy when you consider the short time we've had any understanding of mental illnesses at all.
 
2014-08-12 12:46:29 AM  

Triumph: Jesus committed suicide by cop.


My apologies to the Christians out there but that was hilarious.
 
2014-08-12 12:47:21 AM  
Something odd about a Fark.com headline taking the moral high road
 
2014-08-12 12:48:03 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Many of us have to walk down some dark roads in life, some of them seemingly (or actually) without end. It's selfish to bow out and leave those that care for you, love you (and who you love) that were walking that dark path with you with nothing but a hole and never-ending questions where you used to be.


That's very poetic.  Now go read up on bipolar disorder.
 
2014-08-12 12:48:19 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Understanding the reason he did it is not the same thing as it being a valid excuse for it.

Who

decides what is a valid excuse?
 
2014-08-12 12:48:37 AM  

lindalouwho: gadian: MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

You sound like the selfish one to me. You want someone to suffer for their entire lives because you might miss them when they die?  Nice.

Oh hell yeah THIS.

Murphy, you understand NOTHING if you think others come even close to walking that dark path WITH the person. They may be there, but they sure aren't experiencing it.


Mental illness just can't be understood by anyone who doesn't suffer from that particular malady.  All we know is framed by our own perception, and even if we try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we're still imagining how we'd react and act based on our own understanding of the world.
 
2014-08-12 12:48:43 AM  
people who call suicide selfishare asshole dumbots
 
2014-08-12 12:48:43 AM  

Kittypie070: Triumph: Jesus committed suicide by cop.

My apologies to the Christians out there but that was hilarious.


I gasped, then laughed.

/going to hell
 
2014-08-12 12:49:30 AM  
Todd isn't wrong.  Suicide is inherently selfish.

Considering the fact that Robin did "What Dreams May Come", you would think that he would have known this before hand.

If you haven't seen it, you really need to see it.
 
2014-08-12 12:49:56 AM  
Obviously he's never been depressed. Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. It's all consuming, and after awhile suicide starts feeling like the only way to stop it. I wish there was some way to describe depression or bipolar disorder (which is what I have), but there isn't. I think everyone who has been depressed understands why someone would choose suicide...They might not make that choice, but they can understand it.
 
2014-08-12 12:50:14 AM  

RoyBatty: Um, some farkers will agree with me, and no one needs to call the cops on me, but honestly, my time here was done about 10 years ago.


You have no say about being brought into the world, but staying here is a decision the Lord gives you each and every day. People who have never had a day where they've struggled with it may be the truly mentally ill ones. When I said Jesus was a suicide by cop, people may think I was just being flip, but I truly think it's a key part of the story. He rode into Jerusalem and dared the authorities to kill him. They had a choice and he had a choice. We all have the choice. If you don't really make the choice to live, then you're not really living.
 
2014-08-12 12:52:07 AM  

lindalouwho: RoyBatty: Um, some farkers will agree with me, and no one needs to call the cops on me, but honestly, my time here was done about 10 years ago.

I'm still here, in part because I've been given the guilt message and what it would do to my kids so hard that I know killing myself wouldn't be enough to keep me dead. I'd zombify just so I could feel guilt. And also because my ex apparently defines herself through her continued harassment of me. So she'd dig me up too, and again it would be futile. Cowardice also plays a huge role.

It's mainly been depression trials in the depression olympics since then.

I was very much worried in the main Robin Williams thread it would be taken over by lovely people harranging Mr. Williams career and talent and exit.

Selfish really has no meaning when you are that stricken with depression.

Hug ( )

Hang in there. I hope life can give you some of what you need.

I suppose you're in therapy and/or taking meds to help? I know that those don't always really help. Psychiatry is in it's infancy when you consider the short time we've had any understanding of mental illnesses at all.


Thanks. I wasn't looking for hugs, though I've never turned one away.

Mainly I was just trying to respond to the suicide is a selfish act line of reasoning. It's just skew.

I get by. I haven't found therapy or anti-depressants of much help, though I will say they at times gave me some wonderful experiences with brain zaps.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antidepressant_discontinuation_syndrome

But I'm hanging in here, with truly, the help of fark (at times).

Thank you though
 
2014-08-12 12:52:44 AM  

Farker Soze: Yeah, he's selfish, God forbid he inconveniences you his 22 year old son by choosing how to live or not live his own life.


Of course, he had no legal obligation....
 
2014-08-12 12:53:41 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: lindalouwho: gadian: MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

You sound like the selfish one to me. You want someone to suffer for their entire lives because you might miss them when they die?  Nice.

Oh hell yeah THIS.

Murphy, you understand NOTHING if you think others come even close to walking that dark path WITH the person. They may be there, but they sure aren't experiencing it.

Mental illness just can't be understood by anyone who doesn't suffer from that particular malady.  All we know is framed by our own perception, and even if we try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we're still imagining how we'd react and act based on our own understanding of the world.


No, I believe, and know, there are people who possess enough empathy and intelligence to at least wrap their mind around some mental illnesses. It does take experience and/or living quite a few years though.
 
2014-08-12 12:54:22 AM  

gadian: MurphyMurphy: Some people won't agree with me and I'm ok with that. But it's ultimately a selfish action.

You sound like the selfish one to me. You want someone to suffer for their entire lives because you might miss them when they die?  Nice.


When I lost my mother (not to suicide) it was the worst day of my life.  I still burst into tears about it a year and a half later.  I can't even write about her without crying.

Not to sound self-pitying, but I've had an assault, some child abuse, a mental illness, and a period of about three years of crippling depression.  Those are just facts.

I pretty much agree with you as far as the depression thing goes.  fark anyone who has not been there and has an opinion.

However, we don't need to minimize grief.  It's not dissimilar to depression.
 
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