Suicide is a sin against God and a crime against society that carries its own penalty. Death! Is it the ultimate act of a coward? Someone else will have to answer that. Is it a sign of boredom, a cry for attention, an act meant to punish others or is it an escape from a life of trying to live up to the expectations of the public?
Recent events have given some credence to the later.
If someone is dubbed a genius, it must be a terrible existence to live up to this hype! Always “On!” Never allowed to be anything ordinary but only what people believe you are, and are paying you to be! And it must be disappointing, too. Having everything you say considered genius, simply because you said it. Having to constantly exhibit the behavior of a figment of the public’s imagination! Elvis said it best; “It’s hard to live up to an ‘image.”
I have never had this problem because I differentiate between my stage persona and my private persona! And, thank God, no one has ever accused me of being a genius! Albert Einstein is considered a genius and probably was, but he did not do math. (Having never had higher education.) He developed theories that his wife Elsa Einstein, being an educated woman, proved her husband’s theories by doing the math!
The public builds myths around people that are not only untrue, but damaging to the person in question.
I am already way in over my head on this subject, so I had better sign out!
I am Kip Addotta
My American Indian name is “One Who Annoys”