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I don't care what honeybadger has brought on himself, because he will answer for that at some point....but he is human and he still bleeds and hurts like every other human. I know his hurt right now is like nothing he has felt before. He can grow from this though and it could be a turning point in his life. I pray for him and his family.
As far as overcoming adversity through childhood, many douchebags in this country overcome a tough childhood and forget where they came from. Instead of dogging someone for making mistakes, reach out to them and help them get on the right track.
Understood. Didn't mean to get up in my soap box. I do feel for him for his loss. I lost my sister 2 years ago and it is tough. The part about feeling for him because he can't catch a break is what I was preaching on. He caught several within the last 3 years and he screwed that up himself.
I don't think his point had anything to do with race. I think he feels bad for the situation Tyrann has been brought up in. However, I think his point is that at some point people have to be held accountable for their own choices instead of making alibi for them. Since you put it out there to make some kind of suggestion that you have to be brougt up in the "hood" for it to be really bad. (which is crap) I as a child I lived in rough neighborhoods some. I lived in a black neighborhood for a while. I made some friends but there were drugs and try being the only white kid living in a black neighborhood sometime. My mother was a paraniod skiophrenic, she thought she was in the fbi half the time and the other half they were chasing here. Our home looked like something off of hoarders and quite often we had no food. There was even a period of no electricity. I only when to school when I wanted and I was left to raise myself for the most part. When I was 9 my baby sister was born. No father involve so I was both mother and father to a newborn. Through it all I knew life was not supposed to be that way but I had to live differnt as an adult. I too went in the military and now I am relitively successful. Tyrann has had more advantages than I had growing up the question is what is he going to do with it. I am sorry Tyrann lost another brother the key for him going forward is how he reacts to it. Does he allow it to fuel his life for change or does he continue status quo?
Man that's a tough road. If something like this happened to my brother I'd be sick with grief and would never get over it. I hope he's got at least a few good people around him to help him through it.
None of what you went through is the same as being brought up in his environment...
You just mentioned your son so that means you are involved in his life. Many of the kids do not have a father in their life. In the case if HB he was locked up in jail for murder. I firmly believe you make your own choices in life but you can't ignore the kids upbringing. It's easy for people to say he had it all and screwed up. Very often it is when the kids reach stardom that they crumble. It is easy to make poor decisions when you are presented with opportunities on a constant basis as I am sure he was. Think how quickly he blew up and I honestly don't think he could handle the pressure that comes with the fame. Sad story but all to common.
^^^^^^^ And you know this to be true because------------------------------------------
1984 300ZX Anniversary Model, 1970 Olds 442 W-30 & Pepper Bird
That's entirely out of place. Just awful.
Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.
For someone so intelligent, that sure sounded a great deal like one of Tammy's incoherent rants....
ok this is pretty funny. Sorta irrelevant, and faulty logic, but funny
This post was edited by bama1235 18 months ago
Seriously? Do you actually believe this drivel? Tyrann Mathieu was adopted by his uncle when he was 5. His dad was a UPS driver in the French Quarter and his mom was a nurse. He grew up in the NO burbs. He was only exposed to the "hood" when his terrific parents allowed him to be. Sure, his biological father was convicted of murder and is serving life. Sure, his biological mother had 10 kids. But, relative to the people with REAL problems, he was raised with a silver spoon in his mouth and was most certainly taught right from wrong. He didn't start getting in trouble until he started hanging with the other thugs on LSU's football team. He got a small taste of success and it went straight to his head. He's Lindsey Lohan in cleats.
Now, my objection was never to the idea that HB has suffered a tragedy. That's why I prefaced my remarks with he and his family are deserving of prayer. However, to say he "can't catch a break" is a lie created by the zero consequence crowd. He was given golden opportunities (loving parents, special athletic gifts, second chances, et al) and he pissed on them all.
Whoop dee doo. Graduating high school and going into the military doesn't make you better than anyone. Why weren't your grades good enough to get you a full ride academic scholarship to college? Sounds like living in your car and having to enter the military were issues of your own making.
You say spare the bleeding heart but then try to attempt to one-up TM7's sob story with your own sob story.
what do you have to do with him? i wish i had more dv's for you
Serving your country should be applauded, but that doesn't define a person. There are plenty of people who served this country who are assholes, junkies, and criminals. I applaud those who serve their country and come back home to make the best of their life for themselves and their family. Taking those lessons they learned while serving and applying them to every day life. Those are the people I applaud....anyone can enlist, but true character is revealed when they come back home.
This post was edited by BuriedAlive14 18 months ago
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you are talking about but do you disagree with what I said? If so please tell me why instead of a smart remark...
Lots of compassion ITT
It is sad to see this young man lose his life. It seems that in some segments of our society that the sanctity of life is not that big a deal. It all starts with the family. When children grow up in one parent homes without a father and watch their brothers get killed or be imprisoned it changes a persons mindset as to what life should be. Unfortunatly this pattern is repeated over and over with each new generation.
This post was edited by stumpper 18 months ago
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