My poor high school buddy got hooked on drugs pretty badly and now they say he has lost all of his teeth.
My friends saw him a year ago and my one friend said he cried when they met because the guy used to be a really handsome kid but ended up going down the wrong path in life and ruining his life.
I’ve messaged him many times on Facebook with no reply, in fact when I scroll through our previous messages he hasn’t responded to me since 2019. I guess he is in his air conditioned flat staring at the ceiling or just numbing himself with TV all day and I wish I could just go give him a hug, and maybe change his HEPA filter which probably hasn’t been changed in years. They say he is a pizza delivery guy now and is more or less homeless except for little stints in dingy apartments or short trips to the local jail. I am grateful I became an HVAC worker and not followed in his footsteps like his other good friend did. I guess I will probably never see him again and it reminds me to really be grateful for being healthy and fairly happy too. I have a nice climate controlled flat, a good flatmate, two really cool and loving cats, and a job that keeps it all together. Sometimes you need to step back and zoom out and look at your life to see what you have so that you can appreciate it all. I wish you the best in life.