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Posting Date 2010-06-12 11:19:07
Author aplydsynce
Title Stole a can of Soda
Category commited a crime
Where it happend Private School
Age then 8
Age now 25
Gender MALE
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Story Length 639
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Stole a can of Soda

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I grew up in a wonderful household. I had two loving parents and everything was really great. I lived in a small town where I always felt loved and safe. One of my friends lived a mile up the road and we use to constantly ride our bikes back and forth to each others houses. On the way there was a small private school that was recessed a bit back in the woods. We use to ride our bikes around the school a lot on the summer. One day we went on our usual bike ride and we noticed one of the soda machines was left open. We drove over to the soda machine and each took a soda out of it. Later that night I told my mom that I got a free soda and how excited I was. My mother told me that I had stole it and that I needed to go back there and pay for what I had taken. She knew I didn't realize I was doing something wrong. My family has always lived by a very strict moral code. In fact, it is one of the most dominant characteristics of our entire family. It branches all the way out through all of the cousins. I am very proud to say that everyone in my family is wildly successful. CEO's, musician's, DR's and accountants are dominant through my family. I really believe a lot of it comes down to the way we were all taught to treat people.

Ever since then I go out of my way to be as honest as I can be. I am one of those people that has driven half way across town because I realize the person at the market gave me to much change! It was a small thing but a learning experience! My friends family on the other hand was not so decent about it. As i grew up I realized that his family was all about getting something for free. This trait of theirs was applied to nearly every aspect of their lives. It is crazy to see now. While my family has been blessed with great success, his family has been cursed with mediocrity. They have blue collar jobs they do not like and their lives are just dull and boring. I cannot imagine having a life that is boring and repetitive. It is strange as I think back. I remember going over to their house and all the parents use to do was lock themselves in the room. Looking back at is now their entire lives revolved around drugs and sex. We did not know it at the time but now I realize how many clues there were. At least they had the decency to not do it in front of their children, or in my case, their friends. It really is to bad they did not spend all of that time teaching their children a strong work ethic instead of letting them raise themselves while they were locked in their bedroom doing God knows what.

I really believe in paying it forward at this point in my life. I do the right thing simply because it is the right thing. I wish more people thought like that. The world is really a wonderful place. It would just be nice if some people tried to give to the world instead of only taking from it.

I often times find myself wondering why people are the way that they are. Some people do good things because they expect to be rewarded. Others do it because they are afraid of a punishment from a God. I am really not sure what the answer is. I really wish people would just do the right thing because it is good for man kind.


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