This I Believe

I believe in the necessity of intervention throughout one’s life. By intervention, I mean the positive action of someone else on your behalf, the result of which removes you from a potentially dangerous situation. Intervention is what moves people through the different stages of their life. It helps solve their problems, guides them as they grow up, and in some cases, keeps them alive. I can categorize my life in three stages: birth, adoption, and the boys’ home. The movement from one stage to the next came through intervention, and the combination of them all define who I am today.

I believe that intervention occurs every day, in public and in private. From the rich person who lends a ...

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the largest country in the world. It is a massively poor and frozen tundra of a country, and while the big cities may be great, the majority of the nation lives in poverty. To this day, I know nothing about any of my biological family and little about anything related to the time I spent there. What I do know is that my mother was arrested when I was two months old for drunken negligence, and still today, there is no record of my father. My step-mom tells me that I have up to seven other brothers and sisters, all presumably older than me, and so the assumptions are that I probably don’t have the same father as the rest of my siblings, and as far as I am concerned, I will never know. After my biological mother’s arrest, I was placed in a low-budget orphanage that I honestly don’t know enough to tell you about, but it is there that I spent the next twenty months of my life.

For such a gruesome beginning of life, one might ask where the intervention came. Simply put, the ...

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at least guaranteed food, a place to sleep, heating, and caregivers, I may not be alive right now.

Now, let’s take a look at the situation that my first life intervention had put me into. I had been placed into a low-budget orphanage, where granted I was safe from the cold, starvation, and potential dangers of a broken family yet, I was still not safe from the life that lay ahead of me. I was lonely in that orphanage; my step-parents told me that I would not play with the other kids; instead I would take a toy and play by myself in the corner. Without another intervention, I would survive until the age that I could leave, and the rest of my future was up in the air. Perhaps schooling ...

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