Originally Posted by Alter
That was my reaction as well.
Back to the story of my little thief...seems that he is recognizing the seriousness of the issues and is feeling some major regret. It remains to be seen but I am hopeful that this will be a good lesson for his future.
Man, sorry to hear you had to go through that. I was just thinking that I flirted with a life of crime in my youth as well around the same age, but for me it was paperback mystery novels (Agatha Christie, et al). But yeah, loss of trust and reputation (and 'face' I guess) is a big lesson I learned from my folks and stuck with me, and it sounds like yours is headed in the right direction.
BTW: re: Circus Arts - I briefly considered attending the Clown College instead of the traditional undergrad education. Sometimes I think I might have made a good clown professor instead of this Working 8-5 and Being Responsible nonsense.