Why does anyone care? Why have I been obsessing over it? I'm not entirely sure myself. I think it has something to do with the fact that this guy wanted to blame his problems on something big and bad, that way he wouldn't have to take responsibility for his own mistakes, shortcomings, and misfortunes. Everyone does this at one point or another. I know I do. However, I hope that somebody in my life has the wherewithal to talk me down if I ever become this crazy. I think he mentions in his letter that he's tried to get help for his anxiety, but whatever he'd done, it apparently was too little and too late.
If I turn out to be all washed up at that point in my life, I hope to God I don't go out like that... not that I intend to be a failure in my chosen field, of course. But you just never know. I certainly never thought when I was younger that I'd be 24 and jobless. If I do end up failing, and if I never realize any of my goals in life, how will I react? Will I be strong enough to pick up the pieces and carry on, or even to try again? Or will I be so blinded by my own bitterness that I shove the blame onto the shoulders of the biggest target I can find? Will I be so deluded that I think it's acceptable to lash out at everyone around me?
This guy's story really resonated with me. Sorry about the huge post, but I just don't know what else to do. He really made me think about where I am mentally and emotionally... maybe I'm no stronger than he is. I hope that's not the case.
His political stance also raises some questions. Well actually, the only real question I have is this: why are people calling him a teabagger? He appears to be disenchanted with capitalism...
Gah, enough of this. I need to get away from my computer for a bit. Time to make some minestrone!
CORRECTION: Apparently two people were killed in the crash. The bodies haven't been identified, though I think it's safe to say that the culprit, a Mr. Stack, is one of them. Also, the wife and stepdaughter were away at a hotel when the house was set on fire, according to this article: [link]