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He had to get out of the driver's seat to find the right direction
All the time I had to be in the driver seat in life. It was always my way or no way. The people in my life would ride with me and they would always pray—sometimes softly sometimes, loudly dear. They would say things like, "God make this trip be a safe one."
I never knew how reckless I was and I didn't care. I did not know how to care. I would get so lost in life that I didn't know which way was north. I made so many left turns that I didn't know how to make the right turn in life. People would say to me, "You're going the wrong way in life," and I tell them that I knew what I was...
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