Twenty Years Of Reflection — Was It Worth It?

George Kalantzis
6 min readSep 11, 2021

Thoughts from a combat veteran who has lived through it all.

Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash

At seventeen years old, I had no goals, guidance, or plan. I felt like a failure because I spent most of my teenage years doing drugs and drinking. I should have asked for help. I should have tried harder and taken my life more seriously. But that’s not how it happened, and I’m not sure I’d be who I am today without those…

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George Kalantzis

George is a professional storyteller, a dad to a sassy and adventurous eight year-old girl, and the author Of Nowhere To Go