True. I know next to nothing about Noodles' life history though, so I'm not the best to judge on that one.
The fact of the matter is that we all keep coming here for some reason. Some of us like the train wreck, others like to hear about the perhaps too personal details of a person's life, others enjoy giving advise, and still others like Noodles and may feel some brotherly need to help guide him through life. Whatever the case, the better question to my mind is why Noodles keeps coming back. Only one person can answer that. As for me, I'm going to sit back and keep watching the train wreck. JERRY JERRY JERRY!