Rough notes from colleague at President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” – he talks about how he used to be on the wrong path – including getting high

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From ongoing live event on My Brother’s Keeper, Obama talks about how he used to be on wrong path–

 

15:45:01 during my visit, they were in circle. I sat in circle… we went around led by counsellor… guys talked about how struggling..

 

15:45:23 When was my turn, i explained when they were my age i was a lot like them. Didn’t have dad in house. Made bad choices. I got high w/out thinking about all harm could do… Sold myself short

 

15:46:03 Afer i was finished, guy next to me said: are you talking about YOU? (Laughter)> I said yeah. Poitn was i could see myself in these young men

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