It’s sad when people spend all their lives in their own little world. They’re not pro-active, they unconsciously don’t change anything, then something happens and the opportunities they could have had over the years seem a distant memory.
It’s even harder when health issues take over and those health issues threaten their lives. It’s different around a moderate to severe disability because often those choices are taken away, but others will have choices and opportunities: where some will make and continue to make choices so they act on those opportunities, others won’t.
I wasn’t born knowing what I know and understand now. I have spent a considerable amount of time working on myself. The sad part is that the people we get to hear about, don’t choose to turn their lives around.