I listened to an album called The Human Comedy and it was really funny. I thought the funniest bit was the track called “Debbie my Cabbage Patch doll part 2”. I was crying laughing. It also made me cry because either he is a good lier, or he is a sweet guy in his relationships.
The reason I am sharing this is that his simple stories of his youth could so easily let us identify and sympathize with him. While I didn’t go through exactly the same situations, I did have an understanding of how he felt. In a way the album was like therapy for anyone who has ever been picked on or made fun of.
It was also surprising the choices he made. In one of the tracks he describes a bully who he was a college roommate with. As he is leaving to go to New York the bully still has another 2 1/2 years to graduate and got a night manager job at a local burger joint, he still acts like a jerk to Adam. Adam had a secret that would have devastated him but rather than tell it, he has compassion on him and is quiet. I would have told that jerk the secret and let him know that he wasn’t as wonderful as he thought he is. Still I can respect his choice and perhaps it is a more mature one than hurting someone because they hurt you.
You can’t help after listening to this album to consider your own life and the choices you made. I don’t regret my past, but I wonder if like Adam how I would have dealt with those situations he had. He wasn’t the smartest person, but if his album is even partly true, certainly one of the most kind and loving.