George Hale Talks About Robin Williams

Updated 4 months ago

GEORGE HALE TALK S ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT STUNNED MANY OF US:

THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS SET IN MOTION SOCIAL MEDIA IN A WAY NOT SEEN BEFORE.

PEOPLE WERE GENUINELY SAD AND TOOK TO THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO EXPRESS THEIR GRIEF OVER THIS TRAGIC EVENT.

BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER POSTS AND TWEETS WERE IN THE MILLIONS.

YES HIS CONTEMPORARIES WERE THERE BUT MOST CAME FROM THE HEART OF JOE PUBLIC.

FOR BETTER OR WORSE SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTS HUMANS.

SUDDENLY WE CAN, AND DO, LIVE THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES OF CELEBRITIES.

WHICH GOT ME THINKING ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF WHY WE, THE PUBLIC, CARE SO MUCH ABOUT OUR CELEBRITIES INCLUDING ATHLETES.

I KNOW IT’S POPULAR TO SAY ” I DON’T CARE” BUT THE REALITY IS SOMETHING ELSE.

AMERICANS LOVE SPORTS, BOTH PRO, COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND RIGHT DOWN TO THE PEE WEE LEVEL.

THERE IS NO ONE SIMPLE REASON WE LIKE THE STARS OF MOVIES, SPORTS AND MUSIC.

WE ALL LIKE THE FEELING OF LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH THOSE PEOPLE WE CONNECT WITH FOR WHATEVER REASON.

PERHAPS WE GIVE THESE PEOPLE TOO MUCH POWER IN OUR LIVES BECAUSE THEY DO THINGS WE CAN’T AND LEAD LIVES WE WOULD LIKE TO LEAD IF WE COULD.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE FAMOUS FOR JUST BEING FAMOUS.

THE PROBLEM WITH ALL OF THIS IS THAT WE RARELY GET TO SEE BEHIND THE SCENES AND COME TO REALIZE THAT THE STARS WE ADMIRE ARE JUST REGULAR HUMANS.

SADLY THAT WAS ALL TOO TRUE IN THE CASE OF ROBIN WILLIAMS WHO HAD THE SAME DAY TO DAY PROBLEMS AS MANY OTHERS.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS HE A SUPER TALENTED HUMAN.

IN SPORTS IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THESE GAMES WE LOVE ARE A DISTRACTION FROM REAL LIFE AND THE DAY TO DAY PROBLEMS EVERYONE FACES.

IN SPITE OF ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT OCCUR WORLD CLASS ATHLETES CONTINUE TO DEMONSTATE THAT THEY ARE AMONG THE MOST TALENTED ON THE PLANET.

SO NATURALY MANY PEOPLE ATTACH TO THEM AND THEIR EXPLOITS.

MOST OF US HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH IN LIFE TO HAVE BEEN AROUND SPORTING EVENTS THAT WE REMEMBER FOREVER.

WE FOLLOW SPORTS AND THE STARS WHO PLAY BECAUSE IT’S FUN.

I BEGAN WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND RARELY THERE IS A DAY WHEN I DON’T READ ABOUT SPORTS OR WATCH SOME EVENT THAT IS UNDERWAY.

BUT I LOVE MUSIC AND MOVIES ALSO.

THAT DOESN’T MEAN I LET IT DOMINATE MY LIFE BUT IT’S A GREAT WAY TO LET GO OF THE NORMAL STRESS AND STRAIN OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

I ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF WIN AND LOSING.

THAT’S WHAT’S LIFE IS ABOUT.

SOMEDAYS YOU ARE UP AND SOME DOWN.

SO WHILE ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS NOT A SPORTS STAR I DO UNDERSTAND WHY THERE WAS SUCH AN EMOTIONAL OUTPOURING OVER HIS DEATH.

JUST LIKE SO MANY OTHERS I FELT THE STING OF WHAT HAPPENED.

YES HE WAS FUNNY, SUPER TALENTED AND IMMENSELY SUCCESSFUL.

BUT IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS HE WAS ONE OF US.

JUST A HUMAN BEING.

THIS IS GEORGE HALE WITH MY PERSPECTIVE ON SPORTS


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