David Moses I
"I’ve been trying to change the behavior of addicts my entire life. I actually cofounded a drug and alcohol clinic. But I’ve become convinced that no matter how much you intervene, you can’t change an addict’s behavior. You just have to wait until the addict grows tired of himself."
"So you don’t think your clinic helped anyone?"
"We certainly helped people. But only the ones who came to us on their own accord."
"I left Belize when I was 12 or 13, just as all my friends were getting swept up into gangs. The gangs would get kids to do the dirty work, because they knew the kids wouldn’t go to jail. I actually have an old photograph of the group of friends I used to hang out with— there were seven us. After I came to America, they were all killed in the exact order that they were standing in that photograph."