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Unformatted text preview: I very strongly regret the actions I took which caused the incident for which I was sanctioned by the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the consequences of this incident have taught me a lot about what it means to be a decent human being and how one being a part of a civilized society should act. I was at a heavily attended fraternity party. Lately I had been low on money, and stealing items from random party-goers at the time seemed like a good way to resolve that. I acted very irrationally and now I see that. I knew what I was doing was wrong at the time, but I did it anyways because I was greedy. I see now that the decisions I made were wrong on more than a personal level but a societal level, and that no decent person would do the things that I did. I could have done a lot of things differently that night that would not have led up to what the things that I did do did lead up to. Obviously I should not have taken those peoples’ things. But more importantly, I should have realized why I should not have taken their things. In a democratic society where personal rights of property are guaranteed to all citizens who legally maintain ownership over their possessions, for the very fiber of civilization to be upheld and the chaos of anarchy to be shunned, a person must learn to respect the fact that the rights of other people are the rights of his own, and that he should not violate other peoples’ rights without expecting his to be just as unjustly violated. I also should not have decided to go to a party, and much less a fraternity party. I am here at the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana to go to class, study, be compliant, and eventually graduate and get a degree so that I can get a job which will eventually evolve into a career that I can make a living off of to hopefully support my parents when they are older and maybe even a wife and children if I so choose. I am not at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana to go to parties, where many immoral things like drinking, sexual practices, and dancing go on. I now realize all of this, and it is so clear that I cannot understand how I did not understand all of this before the incident. Before I went through the consequences that resulted from this incident, I was a very bad person. I cared went through the consequences that resulted from this incident, I was a very bad person....
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- Spring '09
- Law, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago, Champaign-Urbana