Keanu Reeves is known for the movies he’s acted in. However, there’s more to his life than meets the eye.
Throughout his childhood, Keanu Reeves made the best of what life gave him. His father abandoned him at the age of 3 which caused impeccable burden to the Keanu’s family. In addition, Keanu remembered the past conversations he had with his father that kept in good memory. His father eventually dropped all communications while Keanu was 6 years old and despite Keanu’s efforts to communicate with him. Furthermore, the young Keanu struggled in school while battling dyslexia and being fatherless. Ultimately, Keanu wasn’t able to achieve his academic goals and faced further obstacles of trying to become an actor.
He had a quiet, but yet a genuine personality and attitude that can make a person smile.
Without a doubt, the quietness of Keanu Reeve’s personality was because of his past. As Keanu grew older in his acting career, he end up losing one of his closest friends, River Phoenix due to drugs. The loss would hurt Keanu a lot, but more inner and his outlook on life. Shortly after losing his best friend, he ended up getting into a relationship with Jennifer Syme. Jennifer had a miscarriage and end up dying in a vehicle incident years after. Despite the surrounding loses, Keanu kept a good attitude that most people wouldn’t been able to cope with. Keanu became a man that took life as it comes and is grateful for everything that’s in his life.
Keanu Reeves started to see massive success as he grew older. He would receive a lot of exposure from the Matrix series and he donated a lot of his earnings. In addition, Keanu would give a way millions of dollars to help increase quality filming for producers and directors. Keanu would say “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” The upbringing of Keanu’s struggles shaped his world. From being neglected as a child, every step Keanu took made him wiser.
Being humble, happy, and compassionate is a impactful combination.
Although quiet and humble, Keanu Reeves still has a funny side to him. In 2014, Jimmy Kimmel invited Keanu to his show to discuss his growth as an actor. It’s incredible how a person who has experienced massive negativity is still standing strong. We all can learn a page of Keanu’s experience and wisdom towards how life is.
Everyone faces at some point bad experiences in their life that can affect them both short and long term. Keanu Reeves has proven that yes we can have struggles in life, but we all can conquer them. Not many people can say they’ve dealt with the amount of troubles Keanu has. However, we can learn to never let circumstances defeat us. Don’t let your troubles determine how your future will be as with all situations, we can grow and never back down. Take your experiences in life and show the world what you can do every time.