Robin Williams street art tribute in LA. .. i think the funniest people tend to hold the deepest saddness inside of them. i have no idea why. i think it's because we want to see others smile so that they  funny
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#2 - kaboozle123 (08/25/2014) [-]
i think the funniest people tend to hold the deepest saddness inside of them. i have no idea why. i think it's because we want to see others smile so that they don't feel the way we do? or perhaps we can see the funny side of life because we have seen the bottom?

i don't know man but i know that i try and make others laugh because i've been there. i want to see people happy. if i can't be happy then i can make others happy.
#7 to #2 - accountforstripey (08/25/2014) [-]
There is some truth to that.   
<--- as seen here we have danish comedian Dirch Passer. At one point, so beloved that movie companies were scared not to have him in movies, 'cause they might not do well without him.   
He seemed like the happiest man in the world but was actually deeply depressed and addicted to the audience laughter. In the end he didn't end his own life with a gun or noose but rather through a destructive lifestyle of heavy drinking.
There is some truth to that.
<--- as seen here we have danish comedian Dirch Passer. At one point, so beloved that movie companies were scared not to have him in movies, 'cause they might not do well without him.
He seemed like the happiest man in the world but was actually deeply depressed and addicted to the audience laughter. In the end he didn't end his own life with a gun or noose but rather through a destructive lifestyle of heavy drinking.
User avatar #10 to #2 - zaperzero (08/25/2014) [-]
I've talked to others and...it's that when you make others laugh that's the high end. Whenever you feel good about yourself or with yourself your mind thinks that there isn't a "sad quota" that's being met so it puts the sadness somewhere else. This means that little things like me not getting to take my ex's virginity between the few months we broke up and now that we're back together are extremely dark and tormenting comparatively to how bad they really are.
User avatar #12 to #2 - Tyranitar (08/25/2014) [-]
Doesn't just apply to celebrities either. My friend, who could quite possibly make a 9/11 widow laugh at a 9/11 joke if he wanted to, has lived in a home with a mother who despises him and 4 siblings who have been taught since birth to treat him like trash for 19 years (kind of Cinderella-ish, the way I world it)

One of my favorite Youtubers, a girl named Zoey, has talked about something like this. She grew up being bullied and abused by others, and got so depressed she even had to visit a mental hospital for a while after a suicide attempt. But she says that somehow, after all of that, she grew into a person who just wants to make the world smile, even on days where she can't bring herself to do so.
User avatar #13 to #2 - fuzzyballs (08/25/2014) [-]
defense mechanism

simple as that, you don't want to show people you're sad so you're always making jokes
User avatar #16 to #2 - asasqw (08/25/2014) [-]
You just don't want anyone to go though what you did
#17 to #2 - megamolester (08/25/2014) [-]
>Bottom< I totally agree man. I've dealt with despression, drugs, suicide and a lot of emotional crap that comes from going outside and I gotta say that so far I still feel like making other people happy is something I am good at and by doing just that I can live on with a smile.
#18 to #2 - dontread ONLINE (08/25/2014) [-]
You need *perspective* to be funny
#3 to #2 - sighmon ONLINE (08/25/2014) [-]
Here's an article that kind of illustrates why comedians and people who try to be funny in general tend to be more depressed than normal. And while it's true that everyone's issues are different, no one is alone. www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/robin-williams-why-funny-people-kill-themselves/
User avatar #6 to #2 - jmmora (08/25/2014) [-]
i have always thought that that is perfectly descrived by the Oracle twins Sara and Kara from American Dragon Jake Long, the one that always looked always so cheery and happy could only foresee disasters and sadness, thus every single happy thing, no matter how small, brought a smile to her face, while the other oracle could only foresee happiness and good things, so everything good that happened to her, no matter how big was meaningless, because everything was happiness for her and it wasn't all that special anymore
#5 to #2 - dhumbassckids (08/25/2014) [-]
Depression sucks man. I was having a really bad night but your post just made me feel a little bit better. Thank you.
User avatar #8 to #5 - zaperzero (08/25/2014) [-]
What's got you down man..?
#9 - raidaltamimi (08/25/2014) [-]
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User avatar #11 to #9 - sparkyfetchest (08/25/2014) [-]
deep... gave me chills
User avatar #4 - slapchoppin (08/25/2014) [-]
i thought it was Krispin Wah for a second
#1 - seeingred (08/24/2014) [-]
Watch them paint that over.
User avatar #19 - dantemp (08/25/2014) [-]
OK, guys, I'm all for looking under the hood and recognizing the fact that many people hide a lot of negative emotions to keep others happy, but as far as I know Robin didn't do it because of the depression, but because he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I think he just didn't want to live like that.
#14 - anon (08/25/2014) [-]
I know he depression but people saying 'oh I could see the deep sadness in his face' I think he just had a sad looking resting face and he wasn't really 'crying out for help'. Like his mouth was always slightly downturned because that's just the way it was. Anyway, just saying.
#15 to #14 - anon (08/25/2014) [-]
had*...
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