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Responses to Matt Eidson’s article “Don’t vote for Owen”
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” -Martin Luther King Jr.”
This was me at the end of my Freshman year of college and throughout my Sophomore year because of the unexpected passing of my father (March-2015) when I was only 18 years old until I met Dave. By this I mean Dave is one of the handful of people “John Bjorklund being another one” that has gotten me from an all-time low to the person I am today. Don’t get me wrong I have more work to do from within as do we all.
In my opinion a good place to start is you need to have three types of friends and only three. “The one that has been were you (sic) have been, The one who is always there to listen and always knows what to say, Lastly the one when all else fails will bring the people who put you down to their knees…hands down gloves are off fight them in the street”.
The person that I am today is not the same as I was before my life took a 180 degree turn for the worse because I not only lost a parent but the way of living me and my family once had. As I said before Dave is one of the handful of people “John Bjorklund being another one” that has gotten me from an all-time low to the person that goes into situations with the mindset that “I’ve been to hell before I wouldn’t mind going back, I hear the weather is nice this time of year” …let’s be honest its cold in North Dakota in more ways than just climate.
Dave’s part in helping me get to this mindset may be smaller than others but “big things come in small packages”. Dave did this without even knowing my name as the complete selfless human being he is. Now you may ask is this odd? The answer is Yes, at first. I did find it odd that a person that I did not know at the time come up to me and ask if I was okay, stay up till three AM working on school work and say “I don’t know what’s wrong and why your (sic) silent nor is it my business but I am here for you man!”
In reality that’s how Dave is, People will say he’s not, but ultimately he cares greatly about everyone. I find it impossible to believe the same man that stays up till 3 for a stranger could ever be considered cruel or rude.
So I leave you with these “final Thoughts” Whether you love what [he’s] saying or hate what [he’s] saying, you’re having a reaction to it, and that’s exactly what needs to happen. – Tomi Lahren
Cameron Wisti – UND Student