In chapter 2  the other Wes Moore talks about his main friends from when he was young. Their was a friend of his that he was close too and his name was Woody. Woody was an influance on Wes. Wood was a good friend who would help Wes out. One day Wes, “whiteboy” and woody wanted to play football with some neighborhood kids,and they had a bad encounter. Wes got agressive with one of the boys because Wes wanted to play to win. Wes kept getting in the boy’s face and he would shove him. The boy got fed up with it and punched Wes in the face. Wes was upset and ran home to get a knife. Woody ran to look for him and noticed he was looking in a drawer. Woody saw that he grabbed a knife and was in panic. Woody was trying to tell Wes that he is making a bad decission and woody was trying to stop him. Woody noticed it was too late when Wes went out the door running looking for the guy who had punched him. Woody then went home so he didn’t get into trouble. Wes was running and in his head he was telling himself to stab the boy and he kept telling himself how strong he was. Their was a cop car at the field where they had played football because one of the boy’s gaurdians had called the cops. Wes looked at the cop car and Wes was now standing infront of the boy who had punched him he tried stabing the boy but it was too late the cop had already had Wes. I think Wes could have solved the situation better. Wes not has a bad view on him and that impacts him for the rest of his life. His family is probably shunning him for his rash decision. He may think now that he has made a really bad decission but you cant change the past.