Tag Archives: choices

On Wisdom

As a teenager the word wisdom was as foreign to me as some far away land in Southeast Asia. As I sit here finishing up a 22 and half-year prison sentence I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Self-control and Putting in the Work

Each of us in RISE UP! knows that prison is a horrible place to spend your life and we want more for you. Not much good happens in prison and you need to know that you’re in a very fortunate … Continue reading

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Not Invincible After All

Hey guys, my name is Tucker. I was incarcerated when I was 19 years old and I have been here for a year now. I received a 44-month prison sentence. When I was on the streets I had the mindset … Continue reading

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Getting Your Life Together

You need to quit trying to be an adult because your childhood years are important! Enjoy them, they don’t last long. Once adulthood sets in you’ll wish for the days of your younger years. We don’t think like that when … Continue reading

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Your Decisions Matter

It’s okay to be kids and make mistakes, but it’s also vitally important that you understand that your decisions matter. Each one of them has the ability to change your life forever and cause others to feel unnecessary hardship. Your … Continue reading

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Doing the Work

Advice about growing up and about staying out of trouble…for starters, growing up isn’t easy and it’s something that continually happens, regardless of whether or not we want it to happen. Life really isn’t a walk in the park, it’s … Continue reading

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The Power to Choose

One of the first steps toward doing better today is accepting that you have a choice in every decision you make in life. Understand that any bad karma you create will be by your own doing. We tend to blame … Continue reading

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