...and what, if anything you did, do, or will do to help them? The unhealthiest person I know, let's call him Gary, is morbidly obese. For those who don't know how that's defined, it means they're at least 100 pounds over their ideal weight. I'm sure he's over 40 and if that weren't enough, he smokes. Because Gary is just an acquaintance, a friend of a friend, I don't feel we're close enough for me to say anything about it. Even if we were closer, I still feel I'd have a hard time bringing the subject up. Other than smelling his cigarette smoke when he's around (which I hate and will not tolerate any more come 2006), It makes me a bit mad to see someone suffer from things that are perfectly avoidable and that could be eliminated with a few lifestyle changes. Sure, some people have a problem, but Gary's thing is mostly self inflicted, IMO, and sympathy for that kind of condition can only go so far. I might discuss the matter with our mutual friend, but don't feel I can do more than that On the less voluntary condition side, I did have a roommate who suffered from acid reflux disorder and was in and out of the hospital every month. Her system was very fragile and she ended up passing from a heart attack at the age of 23 in 2003, leaving a 6 year old daughter behind. Anyone else? No, this ain't gonna be a happy thread. Life ain't always happy.