Malachi Duran PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS

1-5-17

How was your holiday and what did you do ?

My holiday was pretty good, I got money and a lot of clothes. My birthday is three days after Christmas so i always get a lot of things. My friends and I planned a trip for my birthday to go to Great Wolf Lodge in Dallas. We planned to go from the first to the third of January. I payed for everybody that was going. It was my dad Devon his brother Derek Isaac Daniel Angelo and Sean. We all had an amazing time and we broke the games to get tokens on "accident".

1-6-17

What is the most trouble you have given your parents ? What is the most enjoyment you have ever given them ?

The most trouble I have ever gotten into with my parents would have to be or I don't really know. I haven't really been in big trouble or anything. The most trouble i have gotten in would be when I ran away... I'm just kidding I've never ran away. The joy I have brought to them would probably be when I cleaned the house for them.

1-10-17

Does writing help express your feelings ?

Yes, writing can help express your feelings because you can write about how you feel and express your emotions in your writing. That's why some people have diaries to express how they feel and share their emotions.

1-12-17

What dream can you conceive ? Can you believe it ? Can you achieve it ?

You can believe in a goal to try to accomplish and if you believe and if you believe in yourself you'll be able to accomplish it with hard work and time. You just have to believe in yourself and know that you can do it. You can't doubt yourself, you have be confident.

1-13-17

What are your plans for the three day weekend ?

I am probably going to watch the cowboys game and stay home because I'm not feeling good but it's just allergies. I might play ps4 or something.

1-17-17

How do you decide if you like someone ? How do you show interest in them ?

You can decide if you like someone on how they speak to you and how they approach you whether it's in a friendly way or a mean way. You can show interest in them by talking to them more but in a friendly way.

1-19-17

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

Yes, like one time a man gave me all of his tickets at a arcade but I didn't really need them so I gave them to a little boy that didn't have tickets.

1-24-17

Who is your biggest fan ?

No one really it's not like I'm famous or something. Never mind I re-read the question and realized what it was asking and my biggest fan would probably be like family and friends and everything because they are there for me.

1-26-17

What do you love most about yourself ? What do others love about you ?

I love that I'm very calm and don't really get mad or anything so I don't have to deal with drama and stuff. I'm pretty sure others love me because I'm nice and calm and funny and I give good advice. I'm pretty sure there's more things but I don't really know.

1-31-17

What do you love most about yourself ? What do other love about you ?

Pretty much the same thing I answered last time which would be that I'm calm and chill and funny and really try to get along with everyone. Not all people like me though I just assume that they don't like me because I'm a very like able person I think. I usually get along with most people because I don't really like to be mean and hurt people's feelings.

2-2-17

How do you see yourself ? How do you think others see you ?

I see myself as calm and nice and funny. Most people see me as the same thing and athletic and good at giving advice and stuff. I think the way people see me is the way I actually am and don't just make assumptions about me. I'm close to a lot of people and they trust me with their personal life and sharing their problems with me.

2-3-17

Do you treat people as they are ? or as they ought to be ?

I try to treat people they way they want to be treated but I'll try to push and encourage them to achieve their goals and be to their full abilities. So they can better themselves and find their full potential. Like in football I try to push people to their full abilities to improve and become a better athlete and a better person because they will be used to that work ethic of pushing themselves to their limits. So when life gets hard they won't give up they'll just keep trying.

2-7-17

How were you taught to tell the truth ?

I was taught that when you tell the truth you'll have a better life and you'll do what's right. Sometimes it can make you a better person just by doing the right thing and telling the truth. Plus I would get in trouble when I didn't tell the truth and that will most likely happen when you're an adult too.

2-9-17

Have your parents ever practiced "long division" on you and your friends ?

I don't really understand the question but I don't think so and I don't know why the font changed either. So they have not done that to me and my friends or at least that I can remember. Oh and never mind about the font I figured it out. My friendships are open to everyone because I don't like bullying or treat people different.

2-10-17

When has a friend opened up a whole new world for you ?

Probably well I don't really know because most of my guy friends don't really talk to me like share their problems but me and Devon are pretty close and Angelo. I've had a girl best friend and we talked all the time and she shared all of her problems with me and everything but she got a boyfriend and stopped talking to me out of no where so yeah that happened. So now her and I don't even talk like at all but it's cool.

2-14-17

What is the most important advice you have ever received ?

I don't really know because a lot of people have given me advice like my friends, coaches, etc. My football coaches would probably be the people I look up to the most because they've given me the most advice and lectures. But it's not so much about I'm doing something bad they just give all of us advice daily to teach us how to become a better football player and a better man and person. I've really listened to what they've been telling us and it's impacted my life in a huge way that I can benefit from and learn from.

2-16-17

What was the stupidest thing you have ever done ? Did someone persuade you to do it ?

The stupidest thing I've done would have to be sign up for this class...just kidding. Hmm the stupidest thing I've done would be uh maybe jump off the roof onto a trampoline. My friends persuaded me to do it because they said if I did it first then they would do it. I hit the trampoline and then flew off and hit the ground but I was fine. Another stupid thing I've done now that I think about it, is at my friends house he has a loft and I jumped from the loft onto the couch well I didn't really jump because we were all fighting and Angelo and I fell of onto the couch on the bottom in the living room.

2-17-17

What are you going to do on the three day weekend ?

I will probably just clean my room because it's dirty. I'll also probably play ps4 or something I'm not really sure yet. I may just stay home and watch Netflix or something. As of now I don't really have anything specific or exciting that I know of for the weekend.

2-21-17

What do you wish you knew then that you know now ?

I wish I knew to focus on my grades and have a better work ethic. I wish i wouldn't procrastinate as much and study more. I shouldn't stress as much over little things. Just things to make my life easier and better

2-23-17

Have you ever decided to leave someone behind ? How'd it feel ?

I don't think I've ever let any of my friends behind because I've never moved or anything so I never needed to. If I had to I'm pretty sure it would be hard to because most of my friends I've known since like 4th grade so yeah I've known them a while. I'm pretty sure my family isn't moving anytime soon so I'll be fine.

2-28-17

What is the most frightening thing that has happened to you ? How did you live through it ?

I don't really know what has happened to me that was frightening. I don't think anything happened that was frightening. If I had to choose or think of one I would have to say when I broke the window to my Camaro. I was frightened because I didn't know what to do or how to tell my dad. I eventually told him and he said it was fine that he would just get it fixed.

3-2-17

Have you ever received an anonymous gift ? Have you ever given one ? How'd it feel ?

I Have never received an anonymous gift or at least that I can remember. I've never given one either. Maybe it's time to try to give and get one to actually see what it feels like.

3-3-17

What do you try to do "perfectly" ? What happens ?

I don't really try to do anything perfectly because we all make mistakes. I try to write perfectly . most of the time I do.

3-7-17

What is the best thing you have see teenagers do lately ?

I don't really know I haven't really seen anybody really do anything special or anything like that lately. My friend gave me a piece of gum. I don't know I haven't noticed anything or actually experienced anything of that nature. So I guess nothing really.

3-9-17

Has a smile ever changed your day ?

I don't think a smile has changed my day like for me It's just a smile like it doesn't have the impact on me to change my whole day. like maybe if I was having a bad day and the only thing good about it was that someone smiled at me then yeah probably. But it's never actually happened to me.

3-10-17

What are your plans for spring break ?

I really don't know because I don't really want to do anything. I just wanna stay home and chill or something.

3-21-17

What did you do over spring break ?

I didn't do a lot most of the time I just stayed home. The one thing I actually did was go to an Aquarium and we got to like pet fish and feed sting rays. I played the ps4 online with my friends most of the time.

3-23-17

What dream can you conceive ? Can you believe it ? Can you achieve it ?

I believe that really anything you put your mind to, you can accomplish it. It just takes hard work and dedication. You just have to believe in yourself and know you are capable of doing it. Any thing you want to do is possible if you just put the effort in and try.

3-24-17

Do you know anyone who has made a major change in his or her behavior for the better ? What caused them to change ?

Uh my friend Angelo and Lorenzo they were both really bad like they used to get in trouble everyday. Now they hardly get in trouble. Angelo stopped because he has a girlfriend and she doesn't like that stuff and because he's in football and can't get in trouble. Lorenzo changed because of football too and because he was tired of getting in trouble.

3-30-17

What is the best thing you've ever written ? What is the best thing written to you ?

Oh wow I already know what it is and uh well back in 7th grade i had a girlfriend and we would always write notes to each other lol. I wrote her notes and she wrote me notes but it was like the best thing ever in my opinion. But oh well her and I are still good friends but yeah.

3-31-17

How much do I like doing journals ?

I kind of like doing journals because it gives me something to do when I walk in and idk.

4-4-17

When have you needed a friend the most ? Was someone there for you ? When has a friend needed you ? Were you there for your friend ?

A friend needed me one time and yes I was there for them. uh I don't know if I ever needed someone that bad but i'm sure if I did my friends would be there for me or atleast I hoped they would.

4-6-17

What is the balance of your personal bank account ? Are you rich or bankrupt ?

My bank account is pretty good because I'm a very nice and helpful person and so that would be a lot of deposits. I'm pretty sure I have with drawn a few times but I've never went bankrupt. So yeah I'm pretty sure my bank account is pretty good if you ask me.

4-17-17

Have you ever made a resolution ? What was it ? When did you make it ? Did you follow through with it ? What resolution do you want to make now ?

Uh I don't think I've ever had or made a resolution. I'm pretty sure as I get older I'll probably make one or something. Most likely I won't because most of the time I don't follow through with them like I usually break it or something.

4-11-17

What is the secret of your success ? What is the one thing you do that makes you successful ?

The secret to my success is probably to never give up and hold myself to high standards. I expect more out of myself so I'm always trying to improve at everything I do.

4-13-17

For whom can you make life less difficult today ?

I could really make life less difficult for many people if I try by just being nice to them and helping them with their problems. It'll make it easier for them to have someone to talk to and be able to have a friend that's there for them.

4-18-17

Do you pretend to be someone or something you are not ? why ?

Uh for me I don't really think I try to be like someone else or anything I just try to be myself when I can and stay true to who I am. I don't like to be something I'm not. I try to be myself and just stay true to who I am.

4-20-17

How are you unlike any other person ? What makes you unique and different from everyone else. ?

I think everyone is unique in their own way because not everyone is the same. I don't know what makes me different from everyone else other than I'm me and they're them. There's nothing really that stands out. I basically just try to be myself.

4-21-17

What unhealthy habits would you like to break ? Have you already tried to break it ? How ?

I don't think I have any unhealthy habits but if I did I guess I would want to fix them because it's not a good thing to do or have. I've learned that it's not healthy to have unhealthy habits and that it's better to fix them. That's probably why I don't have any because it would be a hassle to have one and try to fix it.

4-25-17

Are you carrying around "barnacles" in the form of mistakes, regrets and pain from the past? How could you let go of these burdens ?

At this point I don't think I am because I'm trying to not stress over the little things and not dwell in the past. So I don't let things get to me because we're all human and make mistakes sometimes.

4-27-17

Have you ever been "burned" by a bad experience ? Has a bad experience ever transformed you and changed you into a new person ?

Uh hmm this is a hard one I don't think I've ever done anything bad enough where it would change my life or at least that I can think of at the moment. I'm pretty sure if it was something really bad I possibly could change my life because I wouldn't want it to happen again.

4-28-17

Any topic of choice:

Uh I don't know what to type about so I'm going to type about how I don't know what to type.

5-4-17

Is there anything you hate doing, but you do it anyway because it makes you a better person ? What is it ?

Uh hmm I don't really know because if it's to help someone I would almost all the time do it, But if I didn't like it, it would be hard for me to do it.

5-9-17

On what do you base your self-esteem ?

I try to base my self esteem on who I truly am and my interests. I try not to think to much of myself but at the same time I try not to underestimate myself and my capabilities. So I think of my self as a little above average person just the same as everyone else but in my own way.

5-12-17

What situation in your life requires win-win thinking ?

Sometimes I have to win-win think with my little sister because I always have to let her win but in the real world you can

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