Larry Fauntleroy

3/1/04
NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH
Murphy’s Law, states that “If I try to please everybody, somebody is not
going to like it”.

If you take a look throughout history, there’s example after example of
good sometimes great people, being hated for being just that, good people.

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Many times in my life, I’ve witnessed that statement “ring” true. I
remember one time, back in the summer of 1999, I and my friends came across
a new kid who had just moved into our neighborhood. His name was Nick. Nick
was one of the funniest kids I knew at the time. He made everyone in the
neighborhood laugh. He was a good guy to be around (at first), but there
were a few big guys in the “hood” who just hated the guy. These guys were
considered the “gangsta” kids in the neighborhood. They would pick on and
bug Nick every chance they got. Nick was like a chameleon. He blended in
well with everyone it seemed but Nick probably thought the only way to get
these guy’s to like him was to act like them. When he tried to this, he
came off as if he was trying to hard to fit in. Funny thing is they still
took advantage of him. He would give them money. They would roll into his
house and eat his food, and they basically did what they wanted to him. And
all Nick could do was smile and laugh it off like it didn’t bother him.

Nick for the rest of the summer would act one way when he was around them
and another when he was around other people. He came off being fake and as
someone trying to be something he wasn’t. In the end he lost friends
because he tried to be down with the “gangsta” kids when in reality he
wasn’t. So in closing I feel Murphy’s Law still rings true. “If I try to
please everybody, somebody is not going to like it”. I think if people just
are them selves, they will be fine.

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