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I heard a guy say “the richest man is the guy who still has his friends from when he had nothing!” I smiled at that and thought in theory that’s great but in reality it’s easier said than done. Most of the people I grew up with are good people and I never had any real beef with any of them. When we were younger before we became men we had basically the same approach on life, Get Money, Meet Women and don’t get caught slipping! The only difference is I kept on looking for more while they settled.
Look if you are really about it you will go places you’ve never been, meet people you would not cross ever and try things you’ve never tried. If your boy ain’t riding shotgun with you then look back on your friendship as a great memory. Even my friends right now kind of know me from back when. Ish even my family doesn’t have too much of a clue of how I really am and I talk to them a lot. After I came back from NY and sat with my mother she told everyone in my family that FreeMan is different now and we have to get used to it. When I heard about it I thought NO I”M NOT the world didn’t change me, but I was wrong and she saw it in my eyes.
It’s common sense to know the more you experience the more you change but I don’t think anyone can really fathom how much of a change. Even if my boys would have rode with me from Kali to Bmore to New York and back I don’t know if we would have all still been running together. See when you have nothing you got everything in common with everyone NOTHING! When you get something, that doesn’t have to be in products but just the accumulation of knowledge and experiences; there is a difference in the way you do just about everything. Since we are all individuals we will all go our separate ways.
Bottom Line: I always knew I was different, I just didn’t know that difference would make that much of a difference!