A man who doesn’t abide by the rest of societies thought process could possibly be a good thing, such as Nelson Mandela, a man far ahead of his time in science. So much so it took 35 years for the heredity community to understand his research. This however, is not the case for my brother James Mulhearn. He was always smart, but figured he could embezzle, lie, and steal to make his way to the top. Surprisingly at one point, he did finagle his way there, yet according to Newton’s third law; what goes up must come down. This was proven true in my brother’s case, from a fairly wealthy man to a drug addict, and alcoholic.
When my brother was a young man he was always fascinated at the idea of completing goals, not for himself, but for the impression he made on others. If you ask me, this was his definititive downfall. In a humid, and tropical climate where palm trees, and marsh lands fill the surrounding areas between the buzzing city. James Mulhearn, about 31 years old with a fairly average stature, light brown hair, with the face of a schmoozer. Like one of those car salesmen you say “oh shit” when you see them walking up. When I was about 8 years old my father went to prison putting my brother James in charge of his finances. With my dad, and brother having the same name being in charge of his bank accounts made it simple for my brother to steal my father’s identity. It was almost overnight that my brother started the spending. I went to his big two-story house furnished with all new furniture, big screen TV, and a pool outside. Not to mention the beautiful Mercadese, as well as a brand new high performance speed boat. I was too young to understand what was going on at the time, but after my dad served his s...
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...tartup. James, focused more on the way he looks to people couldn’t wait to earn the money legally off his idea, and instead of being patient he spent all of the investors ' money, which then led him into prison. He then spent four long years in prison, and now that he is out, James is back to living with his mother showing no promise in making any name for himself.
Going back to my initial statement on Newton’s law, James had two times in life where he was on top, whether that be as a father, or social status and because he couldn’t handle them he lost it all. He fell to the bottom of the barrel, and now he is a 45-year-old father living with his mother. James is one of the people that could have left an impact on modern life, maybe not as big as some, but because he needed instant gratification he lost everything, which is far less than what he deserves in my mind.
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