What I Have Learned About Life

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What Have I Learned About Life
When a person is born there is a really no end to the learning that occurs from that point forward. There are the learning basics that occur from birth to about eleven years old but after that it’s mostly just learning on your own. Parents do what they can to lead us in the right direction but ultimately it is our own decisions that determine the path of our lives. In my lifetime I personally have made a lot of mistakes and have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Most of those lessons have been learned when I entered my teenage years when I sort of rebelled and worked to find myself. I guess you could say that I had to work extra hard in order to become comfortable in my own skin over the years. I’m really lucky that I have my best friend and my family who cares about me and steer me in the right direction when my life turns sideways. Some people are not as lucky as I have seen all too often in my old group of friends and they seem to be running on a treadmill and going nowhere fast. In order for this particular assignment to be most effective in its entirety, I feel I am forced to be completely honest in this paper and spill my regrets and overall learning experiences.

My first important learning experience occurred when I was thirteen years old. I had a best friend named Michelle and she turned me on to stealing. We would go to the mall or to the Market Place and rip the sensors off of clothes we wanted. It almost felt like I was addicted to that instant satisfaction. In the past couple months before we had been slowly getting into more and more trouble. We were experimenting with cigarettes, stealing from stores, and sneaking out to party; all of which went with the movie Thirteen with Nikki Reed and Evan Rachael Wood. Michelle and I were bored one day at my house by the Market Place and walked to Target to get that same movie. That day really changed my life when Michelle and I were caught stealing the DVD Thirteen....
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