In this ted talk former drug dealer Shaka Senghor says he shot and killed a man at the age of 19. He says he developed a temper when his parents got a divorced. He mainly describes that yes commiting a crime is bad, but that doesn't mean for the rest of your life, your past decisions doesn't define who you are because you can change. This reminds me of Of Mice and Men because a character named Lennie, a sweet but mentally disable man never knew how strong and capable he was. When a tragic event happened Lennie's best friend George made a decision that would change his and Lennie's life forever. Lennie accidently killed one of the land owners wife at the farm they were staying at, all the men were now going to kill Lennie. George being the closet to Lennie and knew they weren't going to let Lennie get away with this one, he decided to kill Lennie himself. What George did, yes it was murder but this doesn't define who George is. In his heart he did love Lennie, but there was only a few times George can save Lennie and this sadly was one of them.