Was there a time when you warned everybody, no one listened, and something bad happened?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 23, 2020 01:09 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 23, 2020 01:09 PM

Ny son had EARNED his way into a very good private high school.

He had a football teammate for one year, who chose a new car over paying tuition. His affluent businessman father had given him the choice and through my son, the boy asked me what I thought.

I told him that new car would wear out before he could complete college, while the superior education would benefit him for his entire lifetime. (My son bought his first car after being graduated from Stanford in 1984 – a 1963 Plymouth Belvedere with push-

Nevertheless, he chose the car.

About seven months later, his father called about 11 p.m., asking if my son would serve as pallbearer. His son had died in that car trying to pass an initiation.

I simply told that father, “Let the gang that killed him be pallbearers. I don’t want my son suffering emotionally because of your decision.”

The wealthy man’s son died. Mine earned All-State Musician honors, was recruited for Ivy League and other major private university football programs because they knew he was a top nose tackle, National Merit Scholar (Missing a perfect SAT by less than 29 points).

The dead boy’s father informed me I was “…certainly lucky.”

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