What could have happened next in Mick’s world that would take him on such an extreme turn in life? How hard and difficult could his childhood have been, turning him into a homeless man without a soul in the world to care for him?
Later in life, Mick would say that he lived his life “as alone as a person could possibly be.” He was never successful in making strong and meaningful relationships, and when school days were over he lost contact with everyone and things just kept going downhill.
The Way Things Were
The incidents that would happen to Mick later in life would take him on a completely different path, turning him into someone else. To some, even a complete stranger.
He was one of the quiet boys around and not as dominant as others. This would soon play a key factor in what would eventually drag him down the streets into a danger zone of no return.
Mick's mother was loving and caring, however, that about sums up the amount of love he received. His siblings ignored him and he found himself spending most of the day alone. He wasn't attached to any other of the family members and found it difficult to mix with others.
Mick's mother wasn't oblivious to his situation, however, she didn't know what to do. She loved her adopted son and treated him like others, however, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't get him to bond with the rest. This was hard on her as much as it was hard on him.
Trying to Make Things Better
Mick wasn't lazy, and over the years he did in fact try to make things easier and better for himself. He tried to get a good and steady job, and he tried to nourish some sort of relations with other people, however, life had other plans and he was shoved onto a different route.
The fact that his life held a secret was put on the table when Mick was 16. Up until then, he was sure he was biologically part of the family, and just happened to be the quieter one. When he realized he was adopted, he discovered many other things too.
The Missing Part of the Puzzle
It was then that he understood why he found it difficult to bond with his other siblings. Suddenly all of the puzzle pieces fell into place and many of the ways of life he never understood suddenly made sense.
Knowing this now didn't make him feel any less lonely. In fact, it made him feel more isolated than he ever was. Later in life, he would lose the only two people who cared for him. When his adoptive parents passed away, Mick would find himself completely alone.