Take a Moment and be Aware of the Person Next to You: Keanu Reeves

There are messages that you come across and immediately appreciate the fact that you even came across them in the first place. A celebrity tag does not have to be put on it for you to even get to spare some time and read it. There are messages that you just do not take for granted.

There is a message that has been shared and even gone viral, of Keanu Reeves sharing a passionate and inspirational perspective about the life that we take for granted. In this message, he is pictured in a shot and behind him some people who oblivious of his presence, just go on about their business. After all, they are heading to work, or something else.

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.

What is interesting about this is the fact that most of us do not know the battle with depression that Keanu has been through. Indeed we see the likes of him and other celebrities online, on our screens and imagine how amazing their lives are, without taking some time and thinking about what it really means to be in their shoes.


Keanu for example has been through a torrid battle with depression, one that most of us would not even want to be a part of, but he fought through it and overcame it all. The idea here is the fact that he talks about how he got out of it.

All it takes at times is for you not to be oblivious of the person next to you. Say hi to someone, hug someone if you can, you might just brighten their day, or make them feel not all alone anymore.

Indeed you do not have to be a celebrity for you to relate to this message, the concept here is that every other day, you meet people who fight battles you know nothing about.

Disclosure: The source of this statement comes from an unofficial fan page of Keanu. Verification on whether he in fact said them or not is still unclear. We do know he has said a number of times that he is not on social media. Regardless, being reminded to stay present is never a bad thing.




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