A Pact to Overcome Challenges

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A Pact to Overcome Challenges
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all "( Dale Carnegie).There have been many people who have accomplished things in their life when there seemed to be no hope. In We Beat the Street, Drs. Davis, Hunt and Jenkins did everything they could to stay out of trouble, and stay in school. The three young boys wanted to make something of them-selves. They had made a pact to make it out of the hood, and go to college to become doctors. Although, some may argue otherwise, an individual’s community, whether it be their friends or family, can make a huge impact on the success one might have. These three young men had to overcome many challenges to become doctors. Sampson Davis had to overcome many challenges growing up. He had to learn to act tough in his neighborhood due to all the drug dealers and the violence that went on. As part of a defense mechanism and survival he had to learn such things. He learned them at a young age, but learning these things still made it hard to tell his friends that he didn’t want anything to do with drugs. For example, on one of his birthdays, his friends thought it would be a good idea to get drunk and smoke cocaine. However, Sampson told his friends that he wasn't into doing that stuff and only a few minutes later his friends were high enough to where they didn't even realize that Sampson had left. Sampson had to learn to tell his friends no, but also at the same time try to fit in. He liked to play sports and he would hang out with his friends but wouldn't touch the drugs unlike his friends. Most of the kids he went to school with thought getting good grades in school isn’t a cool thing to do. Sampson would get A's and B's and if by chance a friend seen an A on one of his paper he would tell them he cheated so he wouldn't get teased. However, Sampson liked getting good grades and he enjoyed school. He always...
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