He would later tell me that throughout our junior year he used cocaine regularly. I knew nothing of this, and as his best friend worried about him when I did find out. I remember being so mad when he told me about his use of cocaine for that year because people would always tell me that they heard that he was doing it, and I always stuck for him and said that it was a lie.
It wasn't Annabelle’s it was Brandy's. "Come on before Slade walk I'm here and kick both y'all ass out for not being sleep." I snatched away from brandy and sat on my bed. "I'm just saying remember the last time Slade caught you with one of Stephens "gifts"? He beat your ass so bad you could walk for 2 weeks.
Truth is… unattainable at this point in time. Even when we know truth, such as in Hix v Hedden, we ignore it for what we believe to proper. To know truth we must fully abandon everything that society and are parents have showed to us, and this is outside the realm of possibility for 99.9% of people. They are not willing to explore, but they are willing continue to do the same thing that every one else has done. It is obvious that truth exists in the universe, but it is only for those who seek it out.
My Meditation The quest for my purpose in life troubled me throughout high school due to my ability to grasp the realities of life better than before. I was just coming out of a childhood was characterized by all play and learning with virtually no time to ponder or question my surrounding. However, as I advanced in my teenage years, I started to sense the poverty and misery of life around me. The social stratification in my school and neighborhood was more visible to me than ever before. “Cool” kids drove “cool” cars and formed “cool” cliques within the school.
They are growing up in a different era, with different levels of exposure and understanding of the world. Adolescents are not children, they are not adults either. It is a given that they will take decisions and make some mistakes. Let them learn from mistakes too. Don’t expect them to never commit mistakes or be too hard on them for making mistakes.
Another example of this is when Billy Deel is forced to take care of himself while his father is passed out and constantly drinking, “Billy had a lot of unsupervised time on his hands” (Walls 82). Billy was greatly affected by his father’s alcohol abuse his personality didn’t maturely develop like other children. This is shown when he sexually assaults Jeanette and doesn’t see anything wrong with it, he yells on page 87 “Guess what? I raped you!” (Walls). This statement proves that parents make a huge impact on children, and when children don’t have that, they suffer.
He has this bias because his own son hit him in the jaw and ran away from home at the age of 15: “I’ve got a kid…when he was fifteen he hit me in the face…I haven’t seen him in three years. Rotten kid! I hate tough kids! You work your heart out [but it’s no use] (21).”According to this quote from the text, this juror condemns all teenagers and feels resentment towards them. He especially feels strongly about the boy being tried, because the boy grew up in the slums, and this juror is also biased against these people who grew up there.
When he was eight years old, he ran away from a fight. I saw him. I was so ashamed, I told him right out, ‘I'm gonna make a man out of you or I'm gonna bust you up into little pieces trying.’ When he was fifteen he hit me in the face. He's big, you know. I haven't seen him in three years.
Baker gets to know her life story and what is was like growing up in her family. She talks about her father and how he treated them wrong. Mimi’s father was a man who was abusive to her and her mother. He spent all of his money on booze and little on his family. Mimi’s mother would lock the door when her husband would get drunk and her first memories (page 297) of her father was him “smashing the big glass window out of the locked front door to reach the lock inside”.
Moving from the poorest town to now living in the richest town was something Jacinto had a hard time adapting to. Jacinto missed his friends and family. The kids in the new town often laughed at him and frequently called him names. Jacinto started to hate Carlos and blamed him for everything, which included, making his mother sin and taking him from his friends and family. When Jacinto was thirteen he got into an altercation with kids from school that was again, making fun of him.