Essay on Jacksonville, Fl

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30° 19' 54" N / 81° 39' 20" W, that’s my city. There isn’t too much to do here besides the basic attractions. A few malls, a few parks, and some clubs, but that’s not all that special. It becomes extremely mediocre after a couple years, and months if you’re from a city such as New York or California. But hey, what can you do about it? You have to play with the cards you are dealt there’s no reshuffling.

Duval County, The Bang Em, 904, whatever you want to call it, that’s my town. I’ve been going to the Regency Mall since I was in elementary school. Then it was just about the arcade and a toy store. Middle school, it was the place to be, but I never really had money to do anything there. High school was when I got sick of it because I went there for everything. Shoes, clothes, females, food; you name it. So by the time I was a sophomore, I was already sick and tired of the mall. Now even my cousin in middle school doesn’t want to go to the mall because he said it’s not cool, so you could even cross that off of the list.

With not much to do in middle school, sometimes you drift into the wrong path. I grew up in a not so nice neighborhood. So I sort of fell down that path, but luckily I had family members to keep me on the right road. However, I have friends that are locked up, don’t have a job, and some that have passed away due to that. I won’t get deep into details because they are fairly explicit, but it basically consisted of drugs, power, and guns. I was kind of confused about their reasoning for doing this. So I started asking why they did that, and you know what the answer was? “Ain’t nothing else to do” or “I get bored”. At the end of the day that’s what it comes down to, what you’re provided with.

Vibe to music, dance, and have a good time; that’s what you’re supposed to do at a club. But now that these once upon a time children with “nothing to do” are eighteen and up; that’s not the case. They still vibe to the music, still dance, but they don’t...
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