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    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
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    Jerry West reveals lifelong 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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    Make America Stupid Again RFS62's Avatar
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    Re: Jerry West reveals lifelong depression

    Wow. That's a sad story.
    Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?

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