What am I going to tell my kids? “Change the world because I didn’t,” ? How can I tell myself, “Just be careful,” when I know that, walking on that line, I’m only one step from doing wrong? Maybe I’ll climb so high that I can’t get back down. Or get buried so deep that I don’t know which way is up.
I don’t want to back down. Is it ever right to step back in order to run forward? I don’t wanna be a statistic. I don’t want to be another chalk mark on their wall, proving that they’re doing fine, that the system doesn’t need to change. I want to do things my way. I don’t want to compromise.