Get Smart, Stay Smart Addresses CMA Cadets
When I first walked into the gymnasium that day, I had not pictured being so truly touched that I’d later vow to rectify myself and forever change my life style.
Upon hearing that there were going to be guest speakers telling us their life stories, I wasn’t exactly thrilled, except for a reason to get out of class. I mean seriously, I’ve got 99 problems and yours aren’t one of them. So after fighting for the seat with the best line of sight-to-comfort ratio, we were told to shut up and we willingly complied.
When the guests came in, I was bewildered by what I saw. Instead of a respectable looking elder wobbling in with a tailored suit and kindly smile, it was a group of police-escorted convicts. I’m not talking about streakers, DUI-ers, or even petty thieves. What was in store for us were drug dealers and murderers!
Each came up , took the microphone and explained to us their stories and how one idiotic decision led them to a life behind bars. Their stories were different, but they all seemed to preach about how the smallest things have the largest impacts. Like the old proverb says, “One drop of water raises the sea to turn the tides of war.”
Now this got me thinking (I do that a lot) about my life, my choices, my regrets, and my future. Looking back, I was severely depressed and had no friends Now, I wake up every day ready to face the world with a harlequin grin and have more friends than Facebook.
So, all in all, I’m extremely satisfied and, and I’ve been experimenting with time travel capable devices. You shall know my experiments are successful if the Earth has one moon, Tuesday is before Wednes day, and if Germany loses both World Wars. Until then, get smart and stay smart.
Written by Cadet Adrian O’Sullivan