Family and Life

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Pamela Zapata – September 18, 2012
“Things are not what they seem” that phrase, in my opinion, is so powerful and interesting. It makes you think. It makes me think about how I, myself go day by day just thinking about the world and observing everything, literally everything. People might think I’m creepy but, it’s not my fault I’m just so curious, I just look at people and think a million things at once, like why they dress that certain way, why they talk in that accent, or why they do their hair in that style, obviously not in a negative way. I mean, you can go take a walk in a nearby park close to your home and see a family being all happy and what not, and you may never know if their smiles can be hiding a mess of problems, abuse in the household, an alcoholic mother, or a corrupted father. Sociologist Peter Berger believes in peeling away the layers of the world taken for granted and to ask as many question possible, to look deep within everything and everyone in great detail. I try my hardest not to ever judge anyone or assume the worst. You may never know what is going on inside of someone or what they may be going through. With that being said, you should know that I have an interesting family that will leave you mind boggled. Recently, I found out that I am related to one of the most powerful and most influential woman in the cocaine industry in the world. Her name is Griselda Blanco. This has made an impact in my everyday life because I always take my family for granted. Her way of life made a big difference in not only my life, but of hundreds of people in the world. I never really knew all the struggles my parents went through when I was a child. Griselda had killed my godfather, which is my mother’s uncle, because my uncle wanted to be with my cousin, their child, and she did not allow it. She also sent out to kill hundreds of people because she was cynical and a very well known drug lord. Most of my uncles were involved in the cocaine business....