Hello again! Its been awhile. Lots and nothing much has happened in the past few months. Still watching the world and looking at things from a red pill perspective, as always.
I have an update on my college friend. Somewhat of a red pill awakening.
As I said back in a previous post, he was in a bad situation, and struggling. To say he was blue pill was putting it mildly. He was the draft horse described in many a manosphere post.
After we had a few red pill conversations and I sent him some of the links many of you kindly shared, I didn’t hear much from him for awhile.
Then one day he reached out, saying he was the frog in the pot of water and the water was just too hot.
He had said once before, after we chatted about not much of anything, that he decided to put the gun away. It was only then that I realized his telling me he felt suicide was the only way out were not exaggerated. He’d literally been sitting there with his gun in the dark. Thank God he reached out, and I happened to be awake. I told him I hoped he’d always put it down and reach out.
Something about his tone this day too was very alarming. It was like he was trying to explain it was all too much, and that he coukdnt take anymore, and he was saying goodbye. Then…nothing.
I panicked, thinking the worst.
I immediately asked my guy what to do? Wait and see or call 911? I didn’t even remember where my froend lived exactly, having only been to his house once back in college. Luckily my guy’s mad research skills soon had the address.
Still no reply from my friend. So I called 911.
The operator took down the info but I was not sure how urgent they took the call. They’d have someone call, she said.
I was supposed to open my biz in less than 15 minutes, but my gut would not be quiet. I am not sure why, but I called my ex.
“I’ll meet you there,” he said without a moment’s hesitation. Even all those years later he knew exactly where the house was.
He got there before me and knocked but no answer. Finally a woman peeked her head out and quickly shut the door again.
Just after he updated me, the officer called. He was naturally skeptical and I was more than a little glad that he wasn’t going to just take some random gal’s word for it. But after I told him of the situation, and the gun thing before, and said I was on my way there, he said they would go check and to please not approach but let them handle it.
I was beyond relieved to see my friend standing in his driveway talking to two police officers when I arrived, instead of an ambulance.
As I sat waiting, I hoped and prayed I had not overreacted and just ruined his life.
Apparently he agreed to leave with the officers, and as he walked down the driveway he spotted me. I hopped out of the car and he came rushing over to hug me.
I said I was sorry if I caused any trouble and please don’t be mad at me, but I wanted to be sure he was OK. He said he wasn’t mad and thought I did the right thing.
Then he turned around and saw my ex, who had arrived on his Harley. I think he was even happier to see him than me and he rushed to hug him, too. He told us both he wanted to go with the officers, and my ex said he thought that was a good idea and he’d be in touch.
After they pulled away my ex asked me to join him for a bite to eat and talk. I caught him up to speed on what I knew so far, and he agreed better for our friend to divorce than kill himself.
“Divorce sucks but it isn’t the end of the world,” he said. (Surreal!)
He kept his word and followed up, agreeing with me our friend needed men to help him, not a woman, and that I had done as much as I could.
The next weekend they both showed up in their leathers on Harleys. Looking like a happy and motley crew.
Our friend has gotten help for his depression and is on an experimental but new treatment protocol that seems to be working. He’s also seeing a therapist who he said he likes very much. And is hanging out with my ex.
About two weeks ago he texted me out of the blue, “I’m getting a divorce.” He finally told her he couldn’t do it anymore. Done.
As I have always said here, if people can avoid divorce and make their marriage work, I believe they should. But sometimes, they shouldn’t. I think he’s wise to take a break and focus on finding himself. Who knows, maybe in time they will work it out.
I heard from him again yesterday and he was happy to share all he’s been doing. He sounded hopeful. It’s not perfect but it’s a lot better. And he’s not thinking of hurting himself anymore as an answer.
Anyway to be continued, but so far so good!
Its a red pill world folks, and we’ve got to look out for each other.
What do you think? Please share in the comments!