We have a friend Jay, who used to play eve online with us years ago. He did not have a job as he was on disability and received money from the government.
As we worked together in the game he opened up more and more about his personal life. Drugs were a major part of his daily routine. Things changed we had to go to India for a year, and when we returned to Korea we kind of lost touch. When we do finally talk to each other we find out that he has cancer. He blames it on his lifestyle, which I assume was the heavy drinking and use of drugs. I recently found out that his brother has life-threatening liver issues.
You see when these guys were young they abused alcohol and drugs. It weakened their bodies. They did not notice it because some organs have a remarkable ability to regenerate (liver). Others can take serious damage and keep on working by working around the damaged areas (brain)
The human body has a breaking point these guys and people like them suddenly drop dead in their late 40's, and early 50's. I have read of so many artists, actors, singers dropping dead. I hope our friend can make a recovery or perhaps his cancer can go into remission. My coworker is helping me to make changes in my life. I know I need to be more and more active. I have been losing weight for 1.5 years at a steady pace. I do not drive anymore as my workplace is only 5 minutes from where \I live. I wish things in Gunsan could have been similar. Actually, I am so happy to leave that dysfunctional school behind. Driving actually put on pounds.