A child will not change their behavior if their parent does not show disapproval and does something about their behavior we they act out. With both of these combine, it made Wes’s opportunities starting from a young age, very slim of being successful. Growing up, Wes Moore had his mom and family around him to support him and when things got bad, his mom sent him to military school as a disciplinary action. This saved Wes from further becoming a bad kid because there, he learned discipline and respect. On the other hand, the other Wes Moore was off selling drugs and doing other bad things while his only influence was his brother.
He was my protector” (11). After the Wes did not know why his mother mad at him, his father patiently explained that Wes could not hit people especially women and you should defend them rather than fight them. Later, his father also led the Wes apologize to his sister and mother. As a matter of fact, the series of behaviors have deeply affected the Wes. Therefore he wanted to copy his father and become a good man.
Wes Moore (author) lives a life in a bad neighborhood but luckily he has family that cares about him and tries to keep him out of trouble, so he eventually gets sent to military school for his own good. This results in him growing up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other Wes Moore also lives in a bad neighborhood, the difference is, he does not have a family that is around for him so he eventually follows in his brother’s footsteps becoming a criminal and drug dealer. Later he ended up a convicted murderer and serving a life
Through the published research of several experts, transformational leadership has a life changing effect on learners. Placing the task in perspective, it is the relationships that are the formed through a team environment which cultivates life-long learning and fulfillment within players. Contracting experiences which have shaped a coaches life are indispensable in guiding each player in the pursuit of their potential. A coach is one of the most influential people in a child’s life. It’s vital that each leader is aware of the beliefs they are teaching to their players.
Wes (the author) has a family who wants to see him succeed. Although Wes didn’t know his father for long, the two memories he had of him and the endless stories his mother would share with him, helped guide him through the right path. His mother, made one of the biggest effects in Wes’s life when she decided to send him to military story, after seeing he was going down the wrong path. Perhaps, the other Wes’s mother tried her best to make sure he grew up to be a good person, but unfortunately Wes never listen. His brother, Tony was a drug dealer who wish he could go back in time and make the right decisions and he wanted Wes to be different than him.
He was also arrested for selling drugs and again for the attempted murder of a man. Another significant change for him was when he went to Job Corps, and was academically successful. Unfortunately, the reality of the world he left behind; such as, supporting his kids drove him to return to dealing, and later ... ... middle of paper ... ...nantly negative effect on the outcome of the life of this young boy. Although he attempted to turn it around on his own, later, the pressures of finances and children took a hefty toll, which pushed him back into the reliable business of dealing drugs. There are many aspects of society that help shape who we become; such as, race, ethnicity, and status.
Now, everyone always says that you should always listen to your parents but that is not always the case. While your parents may be older and have more experience they still do not know everything. But don’t get me wrong, you should obey your parents when they have your best interest in mind and are genuinely trying to help you through life. But, sometimes, kids especially know this to be true, your parents just don’t understand. Which I find funny because they are always saying I was a kid once too but then they just seem to forget what it feel like because they are too busy being a parent.
Bailey tell... ... middle of paper ... ...ce with his family. He continues to study and work towards reaching his dream, but he begins working hard to support his family. He understands why his dad tried to teach him all of the things he felt were pointless or unfair. Just like when Odysseus finally makes it home to his family, Kevin finds his way home to his. Although at first Kevin felt that home would be leaving Lost Lake and stepping away from his fathers lifestyle, he later found that he was wrong.
While both of them are true, the main conflict of this story is about understanding one another. When Sonny was a teenager, his brother wanted Sonny to stay with his wife’s family and go to school like every other normal kid. Sonny’s brother believed that education is t... ... middle of paper ... ...t if he opens up to Sonny he would have to open up to himself. And that was scary to him. Only his personal pain over the loss of his beloved daughter makes him understand Sonny’s sorrow.
The Other Wes Moore In the book, The Other Wes Moore it is difficult to believe the great similarities in the lives of the two Moores, who share a name and other aspects of life. The two were raised fatherless and were born in the late 1970’s in the neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. They also happen to have encountered similar experiences when growing up, but at one point one of them became a criminal and the other a scholar (the author of the book). The author of the book seems to be interested in the similarities of the two boys as opposed to their different experiences. The story is interesting and makes one imagine what would have become of the writer if he did not by any chance come across the people who guided him to become what he finally became, the little changes in their destinies shaped out their final end.