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I am not the type of person who sits around complaining when things don`t go my way but sometimes the truth needs to be told. I`ve never been known as "spoiled," or have gotten everything my way. In fact, I am just the opposite. I guess I am what you call "cast away." You see, Ive had my share of rough times and always overcame them on my own. But it is just the simple fact that no one cared which hurt most.

Growing up I did get some things, more than most kids had gotten, but I didn`t get as much as "the other one." Does it feel good to be yelled at for wearing the same clothes with holes in them, the only clothes you would get for me? But what about "the other one" that gets to wear Old Navy, Abercrombie, American Eagle, and look as if she`s getting ready for a fashion show. And people wonder why I`m crazy.

Now let`s not even get into the whole vehicle problem. How do you think it feels when you get your car sold because is dad is juiced up on Oxy`s, not knowing what he is thinking. Or when you get the only other method of transportation taken from you for being nice and giving someone a ride home when he shouldn`t even have been around me in the first place. It`s not the fact that I`m a complainer, but when "the other one" is getting a fancy car, while I`m walking everywhere that I go. How would it make you feel?

Now I could buy anything I need and always could have but when no one gets you anything and "the other one" gets a laptop computer, an I-Pod, any cd, and any pair of shoes that she wants. How would you feel? Would you feel good when "the other one" is living in luxury waiting for her next pair of shoes while I`m living in an abandoned apartment across the street. Or how would you feel living with a gay dude and getting screamed at every five minutes from someone that is supposed to be your friend. Would it make you happy?

The point is that some things in life are unfair and you may feel that there is no way out. But I am here to tell you that you can make it! Don`t get upset over the little things because someone, somewhere has it worse than you do. Fight the battle head on because you know that you are going to win. It might not happen right away but eventually the results will start paying off. Until next time, later!

Zach Bashore
April 27, 2006

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