I enjoyed reading “The man who was almost a man”. Dave was working in the man’s environment but did not feel as if he was treated like a man. He thought that owning a gun would make him more of a man and people would respect him as one. This only proved to be more of a problem for this young man who was trying to prove himself. In the end it was obvious that he wasn’t a man by the way he dealt with the consequences of his actions. Running away from something will never change the outcome. It is really hard to prove yourself to other people when you do not own up to your mistakes. I can only imagine what it must be like for a boy to try to prove that he is a man. Since I can only look at this from the perspective of a woman. I can only really answer the question of the way he dealt with the consequences of his actions. All of us have done things that are not right and do not want to admit to them. As an adult it is necessary to admit your fault, accept your responsibility, endure the embarrassment and go on. I have felt that this makes you a stronger person and helps to keep you honest. For me living with honesty is much easier than living with deceit.