We telegraph our insecurities, don’t we, when we dump those who used to hang with us out of genuine affection for what we perceive makes us “bigger” than what we are? I realize that we chase whatever makes us feel good, but I wonder at times to what cost. I can’t speak for David’s mindset; all I see are the behaviors. Many of us who knew him have been treated similarly. There’s consistency across the board for how we all have felt. However who he really is or is becoming is perhaps a mystery even to David. Not for me to say. I agree- when we know parts of someone that made them likable and admirable and those seem to go by the wayside, there’s inevitable sadness. However, I base that only on my own personal observations and I could be totally wrong.