I think alot of people have mild cases of 'Bonaduce syndrome' and may see something of themselves in him. I know I do. His shrink ( who I can hardly look at, my wife says he's wearing makeup ) and Bonaduce agree that he always chooses the most fucked up choice, then expects to come out smelling like roses. Many of us, I think, can see the obvious 'safe' choice, and then go ahead and pick the riskier choice, for reasons we don't even understand ourselves. Then we just 'assume' that everything will somehow 'right' itself in the end.
I often wonder just how many people are truly addicts in one way or the other. It seems that almost everyone is obsessive with something.