Today, a young man died more or less at his own hand but also at the hands of us all. He died from the effects of drug abuse. He leaves two children that he ignored because he was more interested in drugs than in being a father and a man. He choose life living in a fog because our society encouraged and allowed it.

Everybody knows I would decriminalize recreational drugs despite the cost to our society. What I am raging about today is the society he grew up in that made it more palpable to hide behind drugs than to be a human being full of hope and promise. Yes, his drug abuse was his own doing. But why did he find that life better than what his society offered him?

Farewell, Mikey. I'll miss you. I hope your soul finds peace.