but it just didn’t matter anymore.
However, I have completely lost any respect I had for him. There is no reason to put people’s lives at risk, there is no reason to have such complete disregard for everyone else around you. Maybe no one close to him has ever died that way, but that shouldn’t have to be what it takes to teach someone respect for the rest of the world…
Maybe it won’t mean anything to him that I have no respect for him anymore. Maybe he won’t even notice. Maybe he’ll start hating me because I don’t treat him like a friend anymore. And maybe he’ll never notice a difference. All I know is that I look at him and see someone whom I can’t possibly treat with the respect that most people deserve.
My view of him is damaged. It would probably take a lot for me to regain a desire to treat him with respect.
He didn’t kill anyone with his car this time. Or last time. But I don’t care how many times he’s driven home completely drunk without hurting anyone. It’s a stupid, childish, and dangerous thing to do.