I made a mistake. I shouldn't have read this book. Please don't misunderstand it was very well written, an emotional roller coaster (minus the highs) and you made it easy to really get into it. For me personally it dredged up a lot of my demons and nightmares. We are taught to see ourselves as indestructible with that "I can do this" mentality but in actuality we are so fragile. I was always on the outside looking in, on the receiving end of the snide comments and being non-existent to those around me. The loneliness and eventual bitterness gnaws away at you one day at a time until life becomes too much to handle. If you haven't lived this it's hard to understand. There comes a point that the tears dry up and and looking down from your cliff reveals not an end but a release of the shackles. A key to the prison door. I don't need your empathy, your pity. I only desire freedom from this life.