There are people who are lost in life. It’s not that they don’t try, because they do. It’s just simply that whatever they try, it doesn’t work out for one reason or another. It’s not that they don’t put forth the effort. It’s just that they don’t have a real concept and are really lost. There are people who are lost because they disappear and chose to be lost. It’s not the same thing. I know a woman who seems to me to be lost. She tries to earn money to help her family, but it never works out. She has even used entrepreneurial skills but those projects failed as well. She is a nice person, a good mother and a good wife. Her husband feels because he brings in the money that it is all his so you can understand why she tries to get her own income. Her family helps her, but she needs to be independent. If you have a family member or work with a person who appears lost, you understand. They just don’t seem to grasp whatever is necessary to succeed. It’s not as if they don’t have the mental capacity, it’s just that there is something within their brain that prevents it. I don’t even think it is a lack of confidence. This woman doesn’t give up though. She continues along and perseveres. If you work with a person who appears lost, trying to assist them can be frustrating. It takes patience and understanding to reach them. Even then, it may not happen. Although, over time, the individual may figure out what you are trying to convey to them and they will no longer feel or be lost. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, are often referred to as being lost. They start out trying a drug or having a few drinks and before long they are hooked. It’s a worse kind of lost because they are addicted physically along with mentally. There was an old show entitled “Taxi.” One of the characters, Jim, was attending Harvard and was a 4.0 student. He was very serious and wore a suit and tie. He rejected marijuana cigarettes. Then one day, he was given a marijuana brownie. He was unaware that it contained the product. The episode exaggerated, but he was changed instantly and was addicted. Of course, that rarely happens in real life. In the Good Gus Series, in the Christmas book, “The Special Gift,” and in book three, “Cory Returns,” two people are lost. Gus finds both individuals, of course. If you feel lost handling an estate plan, living trust, or will, please consider reading “Misplaced Trust” on kindle or at maecharlesbooks.com.