Letter on Self-Discipline

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Hey Jack! Your principal speaks very highly of you! He says you are a special kid and sees a lot of potential in you. I am just starting my career as a professional chef, and the principal asked me to talk to you because you might also be interested in following in this path. The principal also knows that you and I have a lot in common. He also said that like me, you might be interested in going into the armed forces for a few years so that your college tuition would be easier for you to handle. I think that is a great idea and I hope that I can encourage you to pursue your dreams. Even if you forget everything that I tell you, I hope that you can remember the three most important things. I had to learn these things the hard way I hope you don't. The three most important things I think you need to know are: choose your friends wisely, stay healthy, and have self-discipline. First, it's really important to surround yourself with good, positive people. Ask yourself who your true friends are the people who genuinely care about you. When was the last time your friends were there for you, as opposed to using you to get something they want? Get rid of anyone who you does not care about you. Look, sometimes your friends choose you. I know that. The kids I grew up with, for example, they were like family to me. When they started getting into drugs and bad behavior, I followed along because, well you know, they were my buddies! It took a lot of pain and hard work to realize that
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