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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Michael Phelps

I'm saddened by the recent events regarding Michael Phelps. I don't have all the facts, but it appears that we again have to witness a fallen hero. I'm also upset that we have to put up with so many evil temptations that try to pull us down in this society of ours.

I'm glad that a SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) group has started at our school. What happened to Michael Phelps serves as a reminder of how vulnerable all of us are. I'm not trying to make excuses for him, but none of us are perfect. Yet, Michael Phelps reputation and influence has been tarnished by what seems to be some very poor decision making.

All of us can blame others and the temptations that surround us, but we can consider what happened to Michael Phelps as a way to remember that we can control much of what we do by our own decision making. Even the mighty fall.

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