Robin Williams was a brilliant actor and comedian. He was rich, famous and achieved every bit of the American dream, yet he was still human. Even the most successful can suffer from substance abuse and depression. Robin is certainly not alone. There is a long list of celebrities who lost their lives to overdoses or suicide. Achievement, wealth and all those things we typically equate with a dream lifestyle are often not enough.
This post is not really about Robin Williams. I don’t mean this to be any commentary on his life or death. I certainly don’t claim to know anything about his mental state. He was a great man that will be long remembered.
I only mention Robin Williams’ death as a reminder to what is really valuable and important in life.
What is Success?
If rich and famous celebrities can have everything and still not be happy, what does it mean for the rest of us?
I used to love reading personal development books, with their “you can do it if you work hard” message. Those books also did a lot to shape my idea of what success is.
It has taken me a long time to …