Its not going to be an easy decision. I’m 30 years old, he’s 29 and we’ve known each other since grade school.
Thing is though after high school I went to college a degree in exercise science as well as the CSCS certification and he just went absolutely nowhere. The guy is really into video games which is cool because I like playing video games too. However, he’s also really into some creepy anime stuff that seems aimed at pedophiles, he also is part of the “brony” sub-culture which literally is adult men who are into the little girls show “My Little Ponies.”
I figure most of this stuff is harmless but the problem is he doesn’t have a life which surrounds any of it!
He’s 29 years old and still lives with his parents.
He’s currently unemployed and the last job he had was at Wal-Mart, he’s been unemployed for about a year and a half.
He ONLY JUST got his driver’s license a few months ago and he acts like its the greatest accomplishment of his life, sadly he has a bit of a point.
He’s told me he wants to become a personal trainer like me and I was thrilled at the idea of helping him out. I also have the certification materials for ACE which doesn’t require a college degree so I happily lent him my study materials. He seemed really determined to study and get certified and get a job in the fitness industry which made me think he’s finally getting his life around.
Problem is that was 2 years ago! ACE is one of the most piss-easy certifications to get and he keeps telling me how worried he is since he’s never been good at taking tests. He blogs on Facebook about his determination to become an ACE-certified trainer but whenever I bring it up with him or offer to help teach him the material he quickly changes the subject to anime, conventions, and video games.
I know it sounds like the answer should be obvious but this guy is literally like a brother to me, he’s just been such a complete loser in his adult life and I wish there was something I could do to help him.
Does anyone know anybody like this or has ever met someone like this? Is there any hope?