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3/1/04


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. 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.