I meet these individuals virtually every week of the year in my work as a solicitor, and it is pathetically sad.
The person who is obsessed with a wrong or perceived wrong and they want some type of justice and will not let it go, no matter what.
No matter the cost, no matter the prospects of winning and obtaining ‘justice’ (whatever that is).
No matter what I say, or how much I try to caution them about the prospects of success and what success might look like.
And whether it is worth the candle.
It is sad and frustrating because I can do nothing for them. No matter how persuasive, soft, hard, kind, angry, frustrated I appear it makes no difference.
They will embrace the obsession and leave my office.
And I am helpless to help them.