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Old 07-21-2018, 11:46 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Very sad. The mind is definitely a powerful thing.

I'm prone to depression but luckily have never even contemplated suicide but I do see how someone could take that drastic decision. As Klm says we're all mentally wired differently. Those that point the finger I feel are bordering on heartless.

One comfort is that he lead a full and seemingly happy life its just so sad that he got to a point whereby he felt he couldn't continue. Having achieved and done so much in life limits what else is out there to 'fulfil' you, which is why I feel spirituality is important despite not being fashionable anymore. A lot of anti-religious people out there, we're a microscopic spec in the universe, I refuse to buy into the "universe revolves around me" mentality of modern culture.

In any case it seems seeing his other half in the arms of another just sent him over the edge. Rest In Peace Anthony.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Very sad. The mind is definitely a powerful thing.

I'm prone to depression but luckily have never even contemplated suicide but I do see how someone could take that drastic decision. As Klm says we're all mentally wired differently. Those that point the finger I feel are bordering on heartless.

One comfort is that he lead a full and seemingly happy life its just so sad that he got to a point whereby he felt he couldn't continue. Having achieved and done so much in life limits what else is out there to 'fulfil' you, which is why I feel spirituality is important despite not being fashionable anymore. A lot of anti-religious people out there, we're a microscopic spec in the universe, I refuse to buy into the "universe revolves around me" mentality of modern culture.

In any case it seems seeing his other half in the arms of another just sent him over the edge. Rest In Peace Anthony.
That last bit ... is that what people speculate pushed him over the edge?

Re your comments regarding spirituality. I get it. My husband shots back the same answer. When I have asked him if he ever gets sad/ depressed. His response is sometimes, but then I pray or read religious scriptures and then I feel better. For him this is his outlet.

For me it is exploration and discovering something new that does the trick.
I often think to myself ... I don't know what guides me but whatever you are thank you beecuse just when I was about to give up you have turned my head towards a source of inspiration that has reminded me of why it is important not to give up and appreciate the fact you are still alive. If you don't continue and see the process through you could be missing out on an amazing encounter or experience that could be just around the corner.

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Old 07-25-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I've watched a couple of his show and frankly I don't find it interesting because he is basically a New Yorker like me who goes around and have the guts to learn from the locals where people eat and what they like to do around town.

Majority of tourists that visits NYC chickens out when it comes to checking out the lesser well known places and prefers to eat franchises instead of local eats. Basically most people that come to NYC are sheeps, they go see what other sheeps come to NYC to see.

Anthony is an old school NYer who doesn't buy that sheep mentality.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:21 PM
 
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I found Andrew Zimmern's shows a lot more entertaining, especially when it came to places that featured in the Americas.

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Old 07-25-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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Yesterday I unliked Anthony Bourdain's Facebook page. I can't help it, but I always lose whatever respect/admiration I had for someone when they decide to commit suicide. It's the ultimate let down.
I don’t think people need “you respect”. If you respected people you would let them make their own choices

The same crap people were saying when Robin Williams died. People were all judgmental because they didn’t know he was losing his metal capabilities. My first thought when an older person takes their life is maybe they’re sick or losing their cognitive skills

I would lose respect for people who hurt others not for people who feel Their quality of life is so small it’s not worth living anymore. I personally don’t wanna spent the last years of my life in a wheelchair with Alzheimer’s. If I have to do that to earn “your respect”. Guess what I don’t need it.
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