Commitment: Change and Joe Davis

Topics: Change, Drug addiction, Committed Pages: 2 (718 words) Published: April 24, 2012
Paul Dye
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“Joe Davis: A Cool Man”
Beth Johnson wrote a story called “Joe Davis: A Cool Man,” which talks about how a man named Joe Davis and how he is committed to all his actions. Most of his actions are not the best, or the smartest but he was committed to what he started. Starting something and following through and finishing is very hard and tedious, but if you are committed then any task is possible. Watching what Joe has accomplished, good or bad, shows the commitment that one needs to finish any task that comes their way.

Joe Davis was not the greatest child growing up, but what ever he did he stuck with it no matter what the consequences. He thought everything he did made him cool. Joe was very committed, committed to smoking, committed to his drugs and even committed to breaking the rules at school, which he had to finally drop out of. Even though his actions were not the best he still showed his commitment to those actions. Joe’s commitment to his wrong doings led him into a downward spiral of loneliness and pain. His actions finally led him to the hospital and a bullet in his back that left him paralyzed.

Joe spent the next several months in a hospital trying to rehabilitate but that was not on his mind. Joe was still committed to getting high on drugs. He used his manipulation of others to get drugs and whatever he needed to stay high until he was released from the program. Once he got back to his house he needed someone to take care of him. Joe knew if he wanted drugs he must commit himself to his woman friend and that is what he did. Joe’s drug habit was strong but he could not do what he use to do so he committed himself to selling drugs. Because of his commitment, business was booming and money was easy. Joe’s unhealthiness led him to getting bedsores that got so bad it landed him back in the hospital. Once again he manipulated people to help him stay high, which then only got him kicked out of the...
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