Unless you've been living under a rock (or in jail), you know that today Aaron Hernandez killed himself in jail. I don't need to re-hash what all led to that point, because if you don't know it every media outlet everywhere it talking about it. What's interesting, though, is that some people are saying that because of the way he was raised and where he grew up, and no matter what success he had, this was basically the natural conclusion to his life. It's basically a free will debate. Do we really make choices to pull ourselves out of our situation, or are we defined by our environment and what society dictates of us? Is it a matter of extents? And regarding the dude killing himself, I say good riddance. He let us the taxpayers off the hook for the bill. Focus: Discuss Aaron Hernandez. The entire thing is interesting to me, and judging by the Dead Pool Thread a lot of other people find it interesting as well. Alt. Focus: How did you grow up? How has that impacted your life today?