I agree that he was not being deliberately self-destructive. I don’t think that the problem was eating food that was past its sell-by date though. Frozen cooked chicken can be safely eaten decades past the sell-by date.

I totally agree with you that the root problem is that he’s homeless. I have reworked this section to make my intention clearer. Again, I had not anticipated an interpretation like you have presented. Thank you for sharing it.

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