Many of us grow up, not having to make any life changing choices, but some people don’t have a choice, they do it, or they die. I was recently watching a movie about the Somalia pirates, and it struck me how some of these pirates were barely over that age that I am myself. As I was watching, it was hard to believe that these pirates, who were not much older than me, had no choice but to fight. They are so stricken by poverty that they have to fight and they have to die, and they have to take over ships, and give their bosses all of the money and they only get a small portion of the money, because, if they don’t, they starve and die. Also, their families might die and their village would get hungry without the small portions of the large amounts of money they bring back. There was one part of the movie where one of the pirates was saying that last year he brought down a cruise ship and he got ten million dollars for it. The main character then asked him what are you doing here and the pirate, who was dressed in pretty much rags for clothes, did not say anything back because, even though he had made ten million dollars off the ship, his boss had taken it all. Another thing that struck me was how the kid a little older than me was killed in the end. What was so heartbreaking was that he wasn’t even a bad person; all of the other pirates were mean to the main character and threatening to kill him and were beating him up, but the kid gave him water, felt bad for him, and in a way cared for him. He only harmed the main character once and that was when he had no choice because one of the other pirates had forced him to do it. But, in the end three of the four pirates were killed. The three who were holding him captive in a lifeboat were all killed by the navy seals who were sniping them from another boat. Even though the kid was good, they still killed him and the other two because they couldn’t take any chances. They had no choice. Also, even though the kid had not done much wrong or harmed the main character in the boat, he was still a part of the pirate group and the seals could not take chances. If this boy had another way to make money, even though he wanted to go with the pirates, he probably would have done that, but he had no choice, he either starved or went with the pirates and made money. So, I think that we should really cherish that we get to grow up in a place where we are not force to make life or death choices, only because we have to, even if we do not want to.