Old school is so badass.
Rant: You are an ignorant fuck who needs to grow up. No wonder why people talk mad shit about you. You are the source of your own pain. You complain about people just like you, only you are the worst of them all. I once called you a friend, yet now I don’t want to even see your face. You, a selfish bastard, are a nothing but a Lady Macbeth. I wish you could see your own destruction path and know the pain you’ve caused. Although I am nothing but a speck on the windshield of your life, you have forever impacted mine. This isn’t about me coming out of this stronger; this is about realizing how little you truly know someone. This is about how you have no consideration for anyone but yourself. I wish, just for a one millisecond, you could see what you’re doing to the one you supposedly love. You’re breaking down the foundation, and soon you’ll have nowhere to go. Maybe one day you will realize. Maybe one day you will actually see the world for how is truly is. Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you have to break others down with you.
“I work really hard in life for one reason, so I never, ever have to be around the people who would get on my nerves. And that is success to me, being able to live your life so you just don’t ever come into contact with the people you hate. And I almost never do anymore. So I guess that means I’m successful.”
- John Waters
8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey