Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 19, 2012

by Steven Dybvad

Sunday, August 19, 2012

 Today, I know I’m on the right track. I’m continuing to stay busy with my reading and writing. I do it for my future and the future of my children.

 As I speak to one of the guards about my hall pass and start to walk off, the guard jokes about me having to put some pimp in my step. Some of the inmates laugh with the guard. This guard put me in a terrible predicament. In order to maintain my own personal safety, I had no choice but to react, even though it’s in my nature to walk away from something as silly as that, the guard forced my hand. My response was simple; I said my mother didn’t raise me to be a pimp. Even though I knew I hadn’t crossed the boundaries of getting in trouble with my response, I don’t like having to lower my standards to someone else’s. But you all must know that if I just walked away, more people would test me, view me as weak, and try to use me. These are all more problems that I don’t need, so I chose


the lesser of two evils. Some guards are like children with a magnifying glass over a pile of ants on a sunny day.

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