From his life it seemed that he was not thinking and contemplating result of his reckless behaviour. May be i am being too harsh. As he was the father figure of a large family it was important for him to show a face of strength.
Now i think that one thing he represented that no matter the flaws, no matter the adversity one can continue to pursue the dream and do the best with the life given to us. For that reason he was much loved by his family and friends.