It was a dark, quiet, June night and Mike, 15 years old, was walking tiredly home from a party at his friend’s house. It was around 12 in the morning and he had a long day. From school to soccer practice, to a party, he felt like his eyes were about to close shut. His house was only two blocks away, but his mind was somewhere far beyond that. Mike looked out into the empty street and started to cross towards the other side.
He took another long pull on his magnum. "I got a lot to regret about my life," he said. "But I'm goddamn proud of you, Mountain Goat, the way you turned out. Whenever I think of you, I figure I must have done something right." "'Course you did."
Furthermore, the text is aimed at informing the listener of the lengths Mike would go to just to achieve his “American Dream”. The prelude of this song suggests to the listener a very patriotic theme, the listener is introduced to the song via the words “The American dream had a price tag to pay”, this statement highlights the struggles undergone by Killer Mike in order of achieving his “American Dream”. Furthermore, this text also pays reference to Martin Luther King, as Mike states “we all love Martin Luther King” due to the fact that he had immense power to turn the lives of African Americans around. These few lines right here have significance in terms of how African Americans considered the Bill of independence, it was critiqued as being contradictory due to the lives African Americans were forced to live, Mike feels strongly about this. However, even with their past lives and Mike living to ponder upon it, the lyrics in his song has a very patriotic theme.
What makes them my friends?’’ I was happy when Lewis answered these questions for me. According to him, every friendship begins with any two people sharing something in common. ‘’It is born at the moment when one says to the other ‘’what! You too? I thought that no one but myself.’’ –C.S Lewis.
These people are the ones that should matter the most” (Unknown). This quote clearly represents how we should think about our friendships that we are pursuing. We should surround ourselves with the people that put in the effort to keep the friendship going, it should not be a one-sided friendship...we should have people who want to be in our lives. Always remember that everyone is not your friend and it does not matter how many people we have in ur lives because in ten years that will not matter. What is all you could offer is friendship, then how many people would you be able to call your friends?
Friends can also have an emotional impact on an individual. Actions only leave an imprint on someone for short period of time but the things others say will have the greatest impact. Having good supportive friends around who would build up self confidence is an ideal situation
I had to stop it. So one day Mike was at school and I was at his house. So I decided to adventure out to go find him. It was the end of the school day, all of the kids we're leaving to go home. I knew Mike was staying because he was in some sort of club.
Spending a large amount of time together with someone will cause you to pick up traits and words that they do/say. If you are always around somebody who is sad you will also be sad, Friends have a direct influence to you and affect you in a colossal way. Friends in a social aspect is crucial to building identity, not only do your friends affect your thinking/acting patterns but they also change you at your core, you begin to think and act like said friends and this shapes your identity. Friends bring more than just simple Identity building to your life, they bring diversity and they bring a lot of information you would not have learned without them. There are many different types of friends and this bring a different level of comfort to you.
You are self-reliant, easy-going, ambitious, open-minded and mature, so what does turning 18 mean to you? You drive already and aspired to make a difference through your actions at an age where other people would not have seen beyond pop culture or social media. When times get rough I hope you’ll always be my thunder buddy. I have acquired so much more knowledge and grown as a person because of our necessary