the imitation game (PSA)
this is alan turing. he saved over 14 million lives and stopped WWII 2 years before it would have stopped without him. he designed one of the earliest computers and had a brilliant mind.
alan was an insane human being and a gift to this world because without him, people like you and me might not be here, and we definitely wouldn’t be reading this because we have tumblr, or even computers. this man not only had an incredible mind, but he had a beautiful heart too. he had a friend named christopher, and another one several years later named joan. he didn’t have a lot of people in his life, but the ones that he did have, he loved and helped and supported.
the reason that I’m on an alan turing rant because this movie hurts me so much to watch. (but i honestly love this movie) alan turing was a victim of bullying, harassment, blackmail, and homophobia. he was bullied in school and throughout his whole life. a soviet spy blackmailed him into staying quiet by threatening to expose his sexuality. after the war, he was exposed as a homosexual and was sentenced to 2 years in prison, or hormone therapy. he chose the hormone therapy.
a short while later, the man who saved millions of lives and billions of future lives, took his own. alan turing committed suicide on june 7th, 1954. that is why i’m writing this. alan was alone. he was bullied, he was tired of fighting, but worst of all, he had no one. he had been treated like nothing his whole life even though he did beyond amazing things. people didn’t like him because he was different. this led him to suicide, so in other words, he killed himself because he was hated for being different.
this is alan when he was surrounded by people who knew him for his differences and accepted that those differences made him amazing.
this is alan when they were investigating him for indecency.
this is alan on the hormones. he is weak, broken, afraid, and in this picture looking at his last friend and the first person to accept him for being gay. he was dead a short time ofter she left him. she was his last smile and last flash of life behind his eyes.
so, please don’t bully people. no one deserves that. no one deserves to feel like they are wrong because they’re different.
don’t judge people without knowing their whole story. they will surprise you.
don’t be ashamed of yourself for any reason, be proud to be how you are, because you are beautiful however you are.
stand up for people, help people, and never make anyone feel alone. help people who sit by themselves or don’t get talked to.
stay alive, because its worth it. you are important and you can do a lot. you are not alone, because if you’re reading this, then you have me. message me if you need to, ill try to help you. if you can’t stay alive for yourself, stay alive for me.
and as cliche as this is, please just love yourself. i know it can be hard sometimes, but you deserve a second chance, and there is hope.
ok my slightly random love yourself PSA is over, and I’m sobbing, but yeah sorry i felt the need to do that.