Sunday, September 4, 2011

There's no courage in suicide

So... August 29, 2011

Ricky stuck his service pistol - a .40 caliber - into his mouth and pulled the trigger.

Selfish bastard.

Family. Girlfriend.  Regular friends.  Co-workers.  All lost out when Ricky pulled the trigger.

We'll never know what caused that action - no note.  But it had to be something pretty bad that he'd rather cause the pain to his family and friends instead of facing the problem head on.

His Hispanic machismo culture - the Marines - his job - all ultimately contributed to his action.  These exterior pressures made him believe - enough to pull the trigger - that there were zero alternatives. 

But for me it means that there's no more photo-buddy trips.  No more yelling at the TV when a sports team is on.  No more beers together.  No more honest, good and deep friendship.

Selfish.  Fucking.  Bastard.

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