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Jan 23, 2015

Dave wants to be a hit man

Posted: January 23, 2015

Dave has aspirations. He wants to be a hit man.

The Warren’s weekly parliament meeting starts with a question: if you could do anything with your life, what would you do? One person wants a big house, another a good job, another to be happy with themselves. Dave says just six words; “I want to be a hit man.” He gets a laugh, but he is not joking – this much is clear from his face.

I corner him later, asking whether he is serious.

‘I am serious. I really want to be a hit man. They make loads of money. They get respect. People are scared of them.’

‘They also kill people, Dave’

‘I want to kill someone. I want to have my own gun. I wouldn’t mind killing people.’

‘What about getting caught and going to jail?’

‘I’m not scared of jail. Everyone I know has been to jail. You just have to do your time and get out again …………’

Read the rest of the story in Learning the Lessons: how young people taught us everything we needed to know – here.