^^ & ^^^ Rob and Spanky while your points are very valid, everybody is as unique as their fingerprint.
Shit happens. Life happens. Life changes. People change.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that a person made a decision to change. We have all thought about that at one point or another.
This gentleman that we are talking about made a personal decision about his past ....and his future..
Bless him for making that decision...as hard as it might have been.
Most of the caretakers of the less fortunate that I have known (and I know more than most of you) of the homeless/mentally challenged/ addicted have been there themselves and have grown out of it one way or another.
Some rise from those ashes to accomplish great things.
There is a time to come and a time to go.
I would like to take my hat off to this gentleman that has more insight into the struggles that people face that you and I would find difficult to comprehend.
He decided to go. Bless him for having the strength.
"Grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Narcotics Anonymous Prayer