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30 powerful life lessons Robin Williams taught us

I was so saddened to learn that actor and comedian Robin Williams had passed. The world is mourning the sudden and overwhelmingly tragic passing of an amazing and irreplaceable talent.

Robin Williams brought his compassion, suffering, laughter, and razor’s-edge wit to each and every role and standup act he was ever in front of an audience. We can cherish and remember the things he taught us.

“What some call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before”

– Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Here’s a list of few messages i like from the much-loved comic genius, Robin Williams’ movies and speeches:

1. Never devalue a human life. – “Awakenings”

2. Remember that you’ve already conquered most of your greatest obstacles. – “One Hour Photo”

3. Never forget you hold the cards. – “Good Will Hunting”

4. Don’t blame yourself – “Good Will Hunting.”

5. And to speak your mind. – “Dead Poets Society”

6. Live life to the fullest. – “Dead Poets Society’

7. It’s important to be an individual. – “Dead Poets Society”

8. Never stop learning – “Dead Poets Society”

9. Always seek out a fresh perspective. – “Dead Poets Society”

10. You have to dig deep to find “the one.” – “Good Will Hunting”

11. Find the good in each situation. – “Good Will Hunting”

12. Don’t take things too personally. – “Dead Poets Society”

13. Embrace the inevitable. – “Patch Adams”

14. And be eager to try new things. “Hook”

15. The greatest gifts in life are ones that can’t be bought. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”

16. If you keep someone in your memory, you will never really lose them” – “What Dreams May Come”

17. Your true friends will always see the best in you. – “Aladdin”

18. Know that nothing feels as great or as awful as deep love. – “Good Will Hunting”

19. Don’t settle. – “World’s Greatest Dad”

20. Don’t be afraid to get in the game. – “Jumanji”

21. Protect your personal space. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”

22. Be proactive. – “Dead Poets Society”

23. A grand gesture goes a long way. – “Dead Poets Society”

24. Always highlight your strengths. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”

25. And Don’t be lazy. – “Dead Poets Society”

26. Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself. — Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

27. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. —  John Keating, Dead Poets Society

28. I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be. — Andrew, Bicentennial Man

29. Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It’s called fun. — Adrian Cronauer, Good Morning, Vietnam

30. I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

You were that spark to the world. A wonderful, hilarious and ridiculous spark. And sadly, we lost it. Rest in peace, Mr. Williams.

– All Photo credit: Instagram/@TheRobinWilliams

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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