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The Grim Truth Of Wes Moore 's ' The Chilling Truth '

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A big statement that Wes Moore says is that, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. ” I completely agree with this statement. The way they lived and were raised was very similar meaning that either one of them could have taken either path. There were small differences that could have maybe been the deciders of why each Wes Moore’s fates ended like they did like how they were raised by their mothers. Either way, both Wes’s had very high chances of choosing each others paths. Just like everyone quotes nowadays, “You can do anything you want as long as you put your mind to it.” I do believe this and I do think that Wes Moore put a lot work and effort to get where he is now. I do think that the other Wes Moore put little effort into his school and his life but I don 't think that that was the main factor of him choosing his fate like he did. I believe that it was how he grew up and was raised by his mother. Throughout the story there is a lot of parts where you see how much worse of a mother she is than Wes Moore’s mother Joy. The first part where you can already decide this is when the other Wes Moore skips school and finds his mother 's weed stash. This is the first time he encounters weed and uses it with his friends. So you can basically say that the other Wes Moore’s mother was the reason that he got into weed. A mom with kids shouldn 't even have it in the first place. Later throughout the chapter
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