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137. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 18, 2012, 13:56 Beamer
 
D-Rock wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 16:14:
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 15:49:
So you're not saying that you "make[e] good decisions and surround[ed] yourself with friends and family that have a positive impact on your life."

That doesn't mean I was born into it. I made my life what it is today.

Again, it's wonderful you had the opportunity to do that. Not everyone does. Not everyone has the opportunity to make their life anything.

It's kind of sad that you don't realize that even the ability to change your life implies an advantage many don't have. Why are most inner street kids in Newark, NJ amounting to little? Is it because they're lazy? Is it because they don't have the desire to change? Or is it because they're born into such poverty and such a culture where change is impossible because, by the time they're old enough to even realize a change is needed, it's already too late?
 
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