Keanu Reeves has played some funny and profound characters in his life, but his real life character might be the most interesting of the bunch. We see celebrities as often having perfect lives, but Keanu has been dealt some tough hands. It’s left him a rather thoughtful man.
Here’s his recent blurb:
“You see these people behind me? They are rushing to work and not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we’re zombies. Look up and take your head phones out. Say Hi to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting. Help out someone. You have to live every day like it’s your last. What people don’t know about me is that I had depression a couple of years back. I never told anyone about it. I had to fight my way out of depression. The person who was holding me back from my happiness was ME. Every day is precious so let’s treat it like that. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so live today! I hope you share this post to spread love this holiday.”
Note: This story first appeared on an unofficial fan page devoted to Keanu and we’re not totally clear on whether or not he wrote it.
The message is raw and genuine. He’s not begging for attention or being inflammatory to get clicks. He just wanted to spread a good message. Something as simple as hello can profoundly impact a stranger.