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Quote of the Day:

“Hurt people…hurt people.”  -Curtis Martin

As a kid and into my early 20’s, I was angry at the world!

I was often angry at my mother, brother, sister, and at times angry at my friends. I can’t forget about the anger geared towards my absent father.

I was angry at my cousins on Fuller Place, the girls in the neighborhood who didn’t like me and of course, my first girlfriend Maureen. I was angry at her parents too.

What I later learned was that I was angry at me!

Screaming at the Dolan Family from 10th avenue.

Cussing out Mrs. Deere, when I was 12; screaming at my 6th grade teacher Mr. Civello and of course acting out in such an awful way in the 8th grade when at the time I had the sweetest teacher in the world, Miss Hertell-Prescott.

While playing basketball for Holy Name I recall being at O.L.P.H. where i got ejected from the game and as I walked off the court to the locker room I told the crowd to “fuck off” ( I was in the 6th grade).

The days of yelling at my mom when I thought she was “giving me shit” and worst of all, the many nights I screamed at my girlfriend Maureen when all she was trying to do was “love me.”

Can you blame me?

There was so much screaming around our apartment on a daily basis. You know, it goes back to that term, “you’re a product of your environment.”

Thank God I turned the corner in my 20’s.

The light goes on for some people at different times in their lives.

The ball busters, the bullies, and the obnoxious; when does it all stop?

Bitterness and jealousy are two more poisonous traits that people carry inside them well into their adult lives. When does it end? You don’t know how many comments on the blog that I have had to block because people were upset at someone or something.

As for being a product of your environment? That is a true statement to an extent.

We all have the power to choose which path we take. We all have the power to choose how we treat others.

Some take the wrong path, some take the right one.

Problems arise at all ages; its how we deal with them that separates people.

Most important is you…it’s all on you to make the correct decisions in life.

So keep a cool stool.

Steve

HOOPS135@HOTMAIL.COM

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