This is incredibly personal but incredibly powerful in how much you believe in this person, how much he is worth it (no matter what he thinks or what others see him as) and it also made me think of society's horrible judgment on those who struggle with any sort of addiction. Anyone who cares for a person struggling can be thrown into this light of, "if you really cared, you'd let him fix it himself". But, see, that's the trickiest part. Because those who struggle with mental health and addiction already feel like giving up, already have those voices saying they're not worth it. They need support in healthy ways. And they need people to believe in them. I've come across too often in my own family and reading peoples' stories that the world seems to have this all-or-nothing attitude. If a person messes up more than once, it's like they are doomed to that choice. I don't think people understand relapses happen and it's a tiresome cycle that appears ceaseless. But there is hope. And no one is a lost soul or a forgotten case. We are all flawed and as long as we acknowledge and work toward striving to do better, we also need others to lift us up. One's own responsibility should not rely on the other person, as that person needs to find their own reason and will to keep fighting, but that never means we should judge or leave them to fend for themselves in times of hardship.