Alive in 2005: Why I Choose Life Instead of Drugs

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As Charles Millhuff once said, "Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey," you make the choices that lead to whether you live a long and healthy life or die young from doing something stupid, like drugs. I have learned at a young age that I want to live a long and healthy life. I can do this by making the right choices. One wrong choice that I will not make is doing drugs. Drugs cause to many things to happen. You lose everything: family, friends, money, and life. Life is very precious. Everyone was put on earth for a specific reason. I am sure that no one was put on Earth to do drugs. As I refer back to Millhuff, I agree that there are three choices in life.

Each choice has circumstances. If you choose the right answer for each choice you make you will never do drugs. I will speak about these three choices throughout my essay.

Your parents teach you right from wrong. You can choose to keep disciplines like this throughout your life. Most of the time, disciplines that are taught to you by your parents, teachers, and elders are right. Most people keep disciplines that are taught to them throughout their lives. The disciplines that are taught, normally, if respected, can keep you out of trouble. One discipline that I have been taught is to not do drugs. I choose to respect this discipline and make the right decision. It will be easy for me to choose life instead of drugs, because I choose to keep the disciplines I have been taught.

I have a certain group of people that I...