Do The Right Thing

Preston - Sandy, Utah
Entered on May 15, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

Do the Right Thing!

Ever since I was a little tike my parents have always taught me to do the right thing. Of course sometimes in my life I haven’t always done the right thing. But most of the times in my life I do the right thing. I can think of so many times in my life where I have picked the “High Road” because I knew it was the right thing to do. One time all my friends wanted to sneak into this house and steal these people’s computers, guns, alcohol, and also food. My friend Riley and myself told them we would just be the lookouts and we didn’t even do that. We just went and sat in Riley’s car and waited for them to finish. Well the funny part is that they all got caught and they were teasing Riley and me so bad cause we were to chicken too go into the house. But we were the ones who didn’t have to go to court.

There was another story where my friends were all out getting drunk and decided to pull a gun on some kids. I was supposed to go with them but I stayed home. Also my friend Cody decided he didn’t want to go rob some kids. He was fine and the rest of them went to jail. Some went to DT. I didn’t get into trouble be cause I decided to do the right thing.

I believe everyone should just do the right thing all the time and the world would be a lot better. We as people wouldn’t have problems such as murder, robberies, rapes, kidnappings, drug issues, etc. The world is a hell of a place and it is this way because people just don’t stop and think about what they are doing before they do it. I know it’s easy to say that but still people should be able to do the right thing most of the time.

I as a person will have to teach my children to do the right thing all the time, and if they don’t there will be consequences just like there were for me and my parents before me. I just want to try to help out my kids in the long run and their kids after that. I feel I was a pretty good promoter of doing the right thing when it came to friends and family. There were so many times when I decided to do the right thing over the wrong thing, because or the way my parents taught me to be.