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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

People Who Made Horrible Choices

You know, I was going to make fun of Maurice Clarett getting chased down by 5-0, tazered, and arrested with four loaded guns, a hatchet, and a bulletproof vest in his car. I was going to say he set a new standard for "keeping it real." But Maurice Clarett is a real person who was betrayed by his ego into making several disastrous choices in a very short period of time. The new poster-child for brash and pointless egotism, he's now going to go to jail for a while. According to this fascinating article, it seems like he's made some sort of peace with himself and the choices that he's made. I don't have any idea what its like to make such bad choices...Ok, maybe I do. But I don't know what it's like to think that carrying around a small arsenal is a good idea. He was clearly paranoid, but of what? And was the threat real?

He was arrested near the house of a man set to testify against him in an armed robbery trial. This robbery was one of those bad choices I was talking about. Was he going to flat-blast the witness? Did he just happen to be in a place that looks extremely suspicious? That's for the police to sort out. All I know is, we're all about ten bad decisions away from driving around with four loaded guns and a bulletproof vest, so don't get too comfortable. And stop all that bad stuff you're doing, lest you turn out like Mr. Clarett.


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