I kind of lent a friend money. My friend was very decent and respectable. He lent the money to another friend, who was also decent and respectable but lived a long way away.
This extended friend lent money to someone who was not very respectable. This non respectable distant friend lent the money to people who could not pay it back.
So my extended friend could not pay back my friend, and my friend could not pay me back.
Instead of giving my friend a hard time for not paying me back, I will just give him a heap of money to get out of my face, as he has proved himself to be an unworthy friend. But I should really ask him for the money back and some extra for my trouble. My friend should have kept tabs on where, what was actually my money, was going.
But I also feel sorry for the people who the non respectable person lent money too. They suffer too, somewhat more than me. They are poor and ended up to be a victim of circumstances.