“No surprise, he was just an oddball,” was the rumor going around campus. “That’s why he did it, thought he was better than us—he’d never make it in the real world.” This was the decided explanation for why Joe Smith, early childhood diagnosis with a stroke of genius, took a fatal ride into the sea on a bleak Sunday evening. Joe thought he had no choice; he never fit in, no matter how hard he tried; he didn’t make friends and felt uneasy in groups. Joe was different in many ways and no one around him took time to know him or tried to make it easier for him. It was simpler to shun him with ridicule and remain in the popular crowd.