Making the Right Choices Essay

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It may take many people to realize that the decisions they make today could possibly affect the outcome tomorrow and even later in life. When we are children, our parents and guardians are responsible for properly guiding us to make the right choices, they are the people who are supposed to teach us right from wrong and in most cases they are the people who reveals the many harsh realities of the world to us. Through childhood we may not worry about how the bills will get paid, or what job we will have when we are adults because for many people the answer to those questions often change with time. As we grow older it is up to us to follow their guidance and learn from what they have taught us and live in a society as one. Life is full of …show more content…
Mourning also suggests that, “There are often doubts in life, but you will have to stand up and attack what is attacking you. Meet force with force. You have to learn as much as you can, come up with a plan, and be positive” (Mourning, pg. 14). It is important for everyone to be persistent in life and when faced with a difficult task think positive and attack what is stopping you from what your trying to achieve. When faced with an illness, Mourning’s outlook was to fight the disease and succeed. Like many adolescents who are faced with peer pressure of drugs Mourning had experienced one of the college players he looked up to had died from a cocaine overdose, “If drugs could take down a guy like that, if drugs could take Len Bias’s life, then they could take me down, too” (Mourning pg. 42). Though Mourning was gifted with the ability to play basketball and was raised by a foster mother and kept in touch with his parents he said, “I was once naive and trusted everyone, and is almost cost me everything” (Mourning, pg. 53). For most of the book, I agree with these suggestions but there is one aspect of Mourning’s decisions that I highly disagreed with; In Chapter 4, Mourning discusses how he was freshly 18 years old and that he had “learned how to not be skeptical of everything and everyone” (Mourning, pg. 59). Being skeptical of people is not a bad thing in many people’s opinions. In life we are faced
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