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    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
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    Jerry West reveals lifelong depression

    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...ong-depression

    Having grown up in West Virginia and knowing of many fathers who treated their children this way, this is not surprising to me. Very sad.
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    Re: Jerry West reveals lifelong depression

    I can relate, this story is eery for me.

    I grew up in a home with an alcoholic father, witnessed a lot of things a kid should never have to see. "Parents", if you want to call these people that, need to realize the impact it has on children that can, and sometimes does, last a lifetime. I bought my first gun at age 21, and made the same threat, and I fully intended to follow through on it if necessary. My dad also dropped dead of a heart attack, and I attended the funeral. But, unlike West, I could care less if my father would be proud of me. He made my life, and my mom's live, a living hell.
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    Re: Jerry West reveals lifelong depression

    Wow. That's a sad story.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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