The sadness is my son had just as much brains and talent as any of the people I will be speaking with tomorrow. The anger is he is wasting that opportunity using drugs and tomorrow he will still be sitting in a cell in jail.
As this addiction continues opportunities come and opportunities go. I am a big believer that life is what you make of it. All of us can look back and see missed opportunities. It is hard for me to grasp that an addict can even recognize an opportunity. Living in the moment with a constant search for the next high does not allow you to recognize opportunities that present themselves or are created with hard work.
I look at my daughters, nieces and nephews. They all grasp the opportunity when it came. 2 college grads, 2 more will graduate this year, 1 was just accepted into chiropractic college, and 1 grasp an opportunity with a major KC insurance company that prides itself on promoting from within and she is a quick study and hard worker. My pride is these are young adults that recognized the opportunity made the most of it and each of them are from fathers and mothers that did not go to college. This is a generational changer.
Time lost is time that can never be recovered. How does an addict recognize this?