- I don't know, most every kid on the block I grew up, I still go there now, I'm the only one that made it to college. The rest are already either
in jail or just got out. So overcoming my environment was... I don't even know how to explain it. It was just huge for me, because, you know, when you
grow up in a neighborhood, and you have friends, and, you know... then you start succeeding
in school, and they don't, you don't really hang
out with them as much, and then you notice that you're kind of looked at as an outsider, and some people might want to, you know, participate in some of the
activities they're doing just because they feel like they have to prove who they are. I saw what I wanted to do, I knew what I wanted to do, and I knew what I didn't want to become. So I just had to stay
focused on the future rather than what's going on now.