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James Joyce
Quote that best fits me
Fri Feb 6, 2015 2:51pm
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"Two road diverged in a wood, and I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference". This quote fits me pretty well. When I was in high school all anyone on the football team would do is go party. I was not a part of that though. I refused to go to parties during high school. A lot of my friends got into some pretty bad drugs and they stopped playing sports. Most stopped caring. I had a few friends get into some serious trouble with law enforcement and some went to jail. One of the guys I grew up with ended up developing an addiction to pills. One day he and a few of his friends tried to steal some from an old man, but the old man fought back. The old man lost his life, they killed him. Now the guy I grew up with is waiting for his trial for the murder he committed all because of an addiction to pills that he developed because he loved to party. I never went to a single party in high school. I was invited to plenty, but I was not into that kind of thing. I knew that it would be more risk than reward and I knew that there was no way that I would be able to do it without getting caught or worse getting really hurt. Due in part to me not going to parties I was overall quite a bit more successful in high school than my party-going counterparts. Thanks to my ability to stay smart and not go out and participate in the consumption of alcohol and a large array of drugs, I was able to stay focused on school, I was able to stay out of trouble, and most importantly I was able to stay safe. I took the road less traveled by and that has made all the difference in my life. I am no better of a human being than any of the guys that ruined their lives, I just made a better conscientious decision to play it smart and play it safe.

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