The world lost a great mind this past weekend. I’ll admit, prior to his death I didn’t know much about him. Now, I hope to never forget his name.
Aaron was an individual truly dedicated to changing the world. He’s left a legacy after 26 years that many of us will find tough to match in lifetime.
I lost my sister to suicide when she was 27. I’ve come to understand that sometimes great genius is balanced with tremendous mental conflict. It’s a masterful tightrope act so precise that many don’t even notice it’s occurring. Unfortunately, it can all come unhinged if the balance is tipped just *that much* too far.
Let’s continue the conversation’s he started. Let’s continue to talk about the democratization of information, accessibility to that which is publicly funded. Let’s start a more real conversation on mental health. And, most importantly, let’s get out there and just do something already.