I was not the most worldly guy at age 19. I got around a bit but I never “ran the streets” or anything like that.
So when I was 19 and moved into a group home I was shocked to discover that one of the older residents had spent time in prison. I was indignant that they would let someone like that live there and I even told the head guy who ran the place to kick him out.
They didn’t kick him out and eventually I learned he was pretty harmless and I didn’t fear him. And eventually we got some guy who had been in jail and a year later when I was hospitalized it seemed that half the guys had been to jail and it didn’t bother me.
I relate to this went to a group when I was 22 and some guy came up to me and tried to help he was unshaven and scruffy I thought who is trying to help me some kind of Tramp?
I’ve met many people who have been to jail and prison. All of them seemed like decent guys except for one who had a bad attitude.
I’ve had so many quick calls that could have landed me in a criminal record, or one or two that could’ve led to jail. And I am harmless
I’m really naive despite what I have written in this post though. I would say
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