Now we know. In addition to financial problems, career disappointment, clinical depression and addiction, Robin Williams had Parkinson's. To us aging, that seems the Perfect Storm. And it scares the jesus out of us.
Sure, we think: We can hold on amidst money woes. In fact, we have done that several times in our lives.
By this stage of our careers we have learned how to position professional ups and downs.
After major losses, we went into that black hole of emotional despair. Medication helped but not as much as they predict.
Some of us have had our battles with booze.
But, then simultaneously throw in serious illness and we cower.
How much, we wonder, can we bear?
The answer is: We don't know, do we.