It is never too late to turn your life around. Through your whole life many opportunities will approach you to change your life around for the better but it will be up to you to want to change your life. No one can make you do anything but it is up to you to realize what’s best for yourself.
Personally, my plan is to graduate high school and then go to college for as long as it takes to become a nurse in the medical eld. Stanley Tookie Williams, a man who was incarcerated for several years on death row and faced numerous counts of racism from inmates and guards, strived to want to better his life, but also the lives of others. He made several youths want to do better, he was told
many times he would be nothing, but chose not to listen.
Every aspect of your struggle is to make you want to do better. You have to realize what you want to be in life because gang banging, smoking and robbing will only last so long before your life is thrown away in a trap called prison. It is never too late to want to do better but it is better to start early because days will feel like seconds.