January 20

Breaking the law

Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best?


Yes I have broken the law and it is a shameful experience; one I would delete from my history if possible. Who am I kidding? I’d do it again!

It’s called pirating. I’m a pirate! Yes, I admit I have downloaded illegally using the internet at points in my life and I am not entirely ashamed about it because there is no way in hell I can pay for stuff when I was that young.

Yes I can pay for it now and I do see the importance of funding artists but sometimes it’s not available, for example One Piece Chapters that I read online. I am planning to buy the whole One Piece collection at one point and buy as many other anime and manga I can buy so I guess watching it all online is fine… right?

But on a serious note; I did once hit into another car whilst parking in a supermarket. It was more of a slight scrape but I panicked and didn’t know what to do. So I just parked up and ran away from the problem. Luckily, someone saw me and informed the driver of the car and they left me a note. I was tremendously ashamed of myself as I should have been the one leaving the note.

In the end I paid out £300 for the damages and apologized and everything was sorted but yeah, that was horrible and I did it out of weakness rather than malice. I had no problem paying out for my mistake, I just was afraid of having made a mistake and I ran away from the problem, hoping it would go away rather than trying to deal with it.

For every mistake there is a lesson to be learnt and I think I’ve learnt mine. When problems arise, face them head on and tackle them to the ground before they become a bigger problem later down the line.