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The two most significant people in my life - 25 years later

  1. Sep 17, 2011 #1
    It's been a long time from my childhood. I'm almost 40, so I thought I'd try to find some people from my past. In particular, two guys who had the most significance and bearing on who I would become.

    The first was a guy who was a friend of mine for a few years before we simply stopped hanging out. One morning, and I've never understood what in the world this was about, he spontaneously attacked me. Without provocation, he strangled me, pushed me into a desk, and struck me. After I was released from the hospital and returned to school the next day, for weeks he harassed me, threatened me, and made lies. Though the assault wasn't immediately serious, my life changed forever and I've suffered every day of my life.

    Today, he is a successful business administrator enjoying a good life with his family. His profession supports disabled children.

    The other guy was my best friend. We did everything together and were nearly brothers. He was one of the very few people who had anything to do with me in spite of my position in the social ladder. He was fairly popular.

    Today, he is pursuing a career in drug dealing. And by the looks of one of his latest mug shots, is probably a user as well.

    I've never been so unsettled, concerned, angry, and dismayed. I feel like my life has changed with these revelations. But they have their paths, I have mine. I struggle, too, with what I have to deal with. But I am headed in the right direction. I'm moving away in a few days, but I don't believe I'll have any opportunities to check back in. So for what it's been here in my short time, best of luck to all of you!
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  3. Sep 17, 2011 #2


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    You're not going to ever have internet access?

    I am sad to hear that you will be leaving for what ever the reason. I wish you good luck and hope that you will return.
  4. Sep 17, 2011 #3
    I wish you the best of luck in whatever you will pursue. Do try to check us out some time. :smile:
  5. Sep 17, 2011 #4


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    Never say never my friend, somehow, someway, I have always found ways to improvise, adapt and overcome obstacles. You have to believe it, and in yourself too. You will find a way to connect with those who can support you, I am sure of that, you should be too. I can't count the number of times when I have thought about something important really hard, and low and behold, hours, days, or weeks later, the situation would resolve itself and I would get what I really needed out of it. Be patient, and more important believe...

    Rhody... o:)
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