Darrell Tatum/ Class 8: Relationship Training

by Darrell Tatum

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world?

I HAVE A STRONG LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH MY KIDS,FAMILY&TRUE FRIENDS. THE ONES WHOM WASN’T HEALTHY FOR ME IS GONE,SO I TRY TO KEEP TIES WITH THE ONES WHOM BEEN VERY SUPPORTFUL TO ME.

201. To what extent do the decisions we make have an influence on the lives of others?

IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES. IF YOU WANT TO DO GOOD&STRIVE,YOU WILL MAKE IT!BUT,IF YOU WANT TO KEEP A NEGATIVE IMAGE AND JUST MAKE BAD DECSIONS,YOU WILL STAY IN THAT SMALL BOX!

202. In what ways does a relationship with God influence the choices we make or behaviors we pursue?

I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!I’VE ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS OF MY SINS. NOBODY IS PERFECT,SO I HAVE TO  REALLY CONTROL MY BEHAVIOR&MAKE A BETTER CHOICES IN LIFE.

203. In what ways does our relationship to anyone else influence the choices we make or behaviors we pursue?

I DID LET MY CHOICES INTERFERE WITH MY RELATIONSHIP. SOME WAS YO KEEP US ABOVE WATER,BUT SOME GAVE HURT TO MY FAMILY MEMBERS DUE TO THE ABSENT.

204. If everyone in society made decisions from the same code of personal values that we embrace, how would the world advance or decline for future generations, including our children?

I CAN SPEAK ON MY BEHALF.I’VE MADE GOOD PERSONAL VALUES,BUT SOME BAD DECSIONS. THE PATH I WENT WILL DECLINE THE FUTURE GENERATIONS,BUT THE POSITIVE IMAGE I HAVE NOW WILL ADVANCE OUR CHILDRENS

205. To what extent do your choices and behaviors match the choices and behaviors you would want your children or people you love to see and emulate?

they cant match because this lead me to prison.now,like in question#204,the decsions&behavior i have now,will be a positive role model that people with the same mind frame will emulate

206. What does it mean to you to live with integrity?

to live with some morals of life.

207. What does it mean to you to serve a prison sentence or to confront adversity with dignity?

to serve a prison sentence for the mistakes that i made in life.it s a life changing situation.you live to learn,but bad decisions you have to pay the price.

208. In what ways do your relationships with other prisoners influence your possibility for success upon release?

i only have a couple of good positive friends in here that i can say is on the same mind frame as i. we encourage each other to make the best out of nothing legally when we get released. We share each others goals.

209. How do your relationships with other prisoners influence the way that prison staff members assess you?

i don’t let staff get to me. i keep it simple around them.

210. In what ways will your relationships with other prisoners influence the probation officer who supervises your release?

thats a good thing about this question!i want be on any probation. when i was ,i abide all rules,bur i made that turning point that costed my freedom.

211. What efforts are you making today to influence the relationships you will have in the months and years to come?

staying focus,positive,hardworking,family orientated and god’s child.

212. In what ways can you influence relationships with people beyond prison boundaries while you’re incarcerated?

i can ensure them that i have a game plan of being  law binding citizen. i can show my efforts thru certain things that is beneficial.

213. How would maintaining relationships with people who embrace criminal values influence your potential for success upon release?

personally,i would have to stay away from their criminal activities. i am striving for success&won’t let their values get in my way

214. In what ways do grooming and personal appearance influence your relationship with others?

grooming &personal appearance is a must!that really shows how a person cares about themselves.if you are  nasty&not being rude,but i don’t need u around me.

215. How do writing skills influence the potential for opening new relationships that may lead to success upon release?

i do think u can strengthen yourself successfully with writing skills.when i write out my proposals for various companies,trying to gain a contract with them,it takes writing skills to really spread out the details of how the building should be done.its a big influence that will lead to success

216. In what ways are you working now to nurture relationships that may help you succeed upon release?

staying focus is the main thing for me to nurture relationships.

217. What influence will your relationships with others have on your possibility for success upon release?

well,i have a lot of positive support that will help me stay on the right path of success.

218. How would prospective mentors respond if they were to hear you attribute your predicament to the choices or actions of another?

i think they would have a good response to all of my positive goals

219. In what ways does the blaming of outside forces strengthen or weaken your potential for success upon release?

well,having some of the negative peopl around me now seeing how there are now,really strengten me for success. i see that all they want is the easy way out.

220. How do your relationships with others influence the people closest to you?

well,it really don’t have an effect. we all can relate on certain issues.

221. To what extent does living with transparency, or as an open book, influence relationships?

you have to live your life the best way that you can.you can’t live by other peopl,so to relate to this question,i will live my life as a law binding citizen.

222. How would behaving one way with one group of people and another way with others strengthen or weaken your potential for success upon release?

well,all people is different,so if you keep positive people around you and you want to live right,then you won’t need another group of people to hang with.

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