While we all mourn the death ofRobin Williams, let’s be oh so careful to not subtly condone suicide. When people say things like “he’s free from the pain,” what does that communicate to people considering taking their own lives? Don’t make it seem like a choice he/she wants to make.
“If you know someone who is thinking of suicide, be a true friend and make sure he or she gets help.“
This is an opportunity to talk about mental illness, to talk about hope for those afflicted.
It’s not disparaging to try to learn from this tragedy.
It is hopeful and could possible save a life.
What kinda talk is that?”
-KW (both of them!)
PS: Before you call me insensitive, let me say that you know nothing about what I’ve seen in my family, friends, and my own life. Don’t tell me what I don’t know.
It’s not a vacation if I lose you to the Eiffel.
What do these words mean? Why did John Mayer choose to have this brief interlude (by the oh so talented Frank Ocean) on his Paradise Valley album? A lot of people are wondering. But only the artist(s) know(s) the full answer.
*as ya’ll should know by now, I REALLY don’t like violence. But this lyric is so striking that it deserves attention, huh?
Just watch it, okay? 🙂
(and don’t say you don’t have 10 minutes; You ARE reading this blog, after all!)
In April 2012 I attended a seminar put on by the Sociology department at BYU concerning these same issues. It wasn’t about marriage/ legal stuff at all. It was just about what it is like to be gay/ lesbian/ bisexual, but still abide by the laws of God and the precepts of the Honor Code.
There is LOTS to say about the seminar, and I hate to try to “sum up” an event that was very complex, very classy, and very important. But for now I’ll simply express that I was incredibly inspired by the bravery of not only the 4 panel members (who each told his/her individual story with honesty, tact, and vulnerability), but also by everyone who in any way experiences same-gender attraction, particularly if they choose to abide by the standards of the LDS Church.
God loves you.
I do too.
Can’t always put a number on that kind of thing,
but OLDER THAN 13, AND 14, THAT’S FOR FREAKIN’ SURE!
Glad it didn’t work out with that girl you met when you were 13, Ludacris (props to you if you get my reference here).