Hi, my name is Ghoston. I came here to try and convince you to try and make a change for the better. I know you’re probably thinking why did you/I come to school; or, I don’t want to hear this crap.
Well, first off, only one person is in your way if you don’t want to listen and that person is you. Only a fool will despise wisdom and I don’t see any fools in this room. I don’t really know what to say to ya’ll to truly help change your minds so, I’m just going to come off from the top of my head.
So, I know y’all don't want to listen and also that some of y’all have people in your family’s that are in gangs. You know that they’re not the one that will choose your future. You have to search within yourself and ask, “what do I want in this life?” There is only one person stopping you from your goal and that’s the same person looking back at you every time you look in the mirror.
You may be like, “well, that’s impossible because the only one I see is me.” Now you’re on the right track. You are stopping yourself from your goal, so all I have to say to think about what you’re doing and stay away from the path of foolishness.
I don’t need y’all doing all this dumb stuff, like getting in trouble every time you get bored of something. That’s not the way to go through life. I mean, yeah, I can’t talk about being foolish, from the time I started school until the time I left, I’ve done some stupid things, but I’ve stopped and look where it got me.
There will be a time where you’re going to sit down and think about all you’ve done just like I’m doing. Then that’s where this question come in at, “what do you want to active and how can I get it done?”