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It’s 4.30 Tuesday Morning and I wake with Robin Williams in my head.
I’m thinking about how many downloads he had.
How many people have seen his movies… his comedy skits, his videos on youtube and how many people have connected to him via the internet or other means.
All these people have connected… or felt connected with him.
Yet he has felt disconnected from everybody else, and perhaps from a purpose or a point. Disconnected to the point of feeling useless.
I guess to take his own life… he must have felt useless or worthless, hopeless, like he wasn’t making an impact.
Yet, he was probably impacting peoples lives by making them laugh perhaps every day, but he didn’t feel this.
I wonder how many other people out there feel a similar way?
In a day and age where we have more connectivity but less connection… How many other people feel disconnected?
Teenagers that take up arms against another country or another religion because they feel alienated or not heard or again feeling disconnected from their culture or their values of where they live.
Teenagers who take up weapons and slaughter their “friends” – so called friends and their classmates – people they have grown up with. They kill them because they are not heard or have not connected at a heart level, but purely through pretend friendship on facebook or social media.
They are not engaged, they feel alienated, so for them, perhaps taking these negative actions is one way to make people stand up and take notice of them, to get attention. We might say it’s wrong, but for them at the time, maybe it feels right.
I guess for Robin Williams it felt like perhaps his only course of action.
Where are we letting those people around us letting those people around us, not feel engage and connected. How can we help prevent this before it happens?
Where are we going wrong in a world where there is more connectivity but people feel less connected?
Where are we going wrong in a world where there is more wealth than ever before that these people feel poor of spirit?
How can we help people feel more connected, more respected, more valued?
Remember to breathe, reach out to someone and perhaps look into their eyes and say thank-you and show how you appreciate them. Touch them and help them feel connected.
And have a Great Day.
How can you help someone feel connected today? Or this week?
To make them know that they are appreciated, special. That their gift perhaps, while different, still makes your smile.
Whether they are a loved one, an employee or someone in your network… Your world just wouldn’t be the same if they weren’t in it.