He just found out that he is a Jew. He is covered with improper tatoos and has lived a life without the slightest idea of a Jew's role in the world. Up until now, he has had only one Path before him. Do what ever you want to do. Now, he has two paths before him; do whatever you want or to do or do what Hashem wants you to do.
Which path will he take? I do not know. Neither does he just yet, but like the rest of us, he will find out when he gets there.