The world recently lost several bright stars who suffered from drug and alcohol abuse. For those of you who understand the addiction downfall a philosophy, you know there is enormous pain behind every affected soul. They fight, at any cost, to subdue the chronic pain they carry within. Let us go deeper.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.