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# 3.7.03 by Dan
This actually made me cry....

Why did it make me cry?
I'm not sure. The article makes it clear that Rob had many offers of support, so it was obviously his own choice to live the way he did. No need to cry about that. It seems sad to me to think that he once had a job and also a wife. What happened to him to turn him away from society? What changed inside him that made him comfortable living in poverty in the bush? What made him refuse much-needed medical treatment?
Despite the fact that it was his choice to live the way he did, it is still such a sad image - an ill, lonely man, maybe even knowing his end is near, with all his worldly posessions, kneeling down in the gutter, in the pouring rain, to simply die.