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When children are young they believe that one day they will be able to save the world, make a difference, then ultimately be the difference. As a child ages, they soon begin to realize that saving the world from all evil is not as easy as it once seemed. When children are young they are naive; the only knowledge they have of saving the world pertains to their favorite superhero comics.This rescue is also known as reformation, the attempt to make improvements, or in other words “save the world”. Pudd’nhead Wilson states, “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” In relation to Wilson’s quote David Foster Wallace that all humans make decisions based on their “default setting”. Whether an individual surrenders to their “default setting” is completely up to them.If  Wilson and Wallace are both right that reform begins with one individual and his habitual behavior , as I think they are , then we need to reassess the popular assumption and comfort of the “default setting.”
Riley and his best friend Max decided that they were in need of some quality time out in the sun with the clear blue skies.After playing outside all day it was time to return home for dinner. Riley suggested that they take a new shortcut that he had discovered. When the boys arrived at the shortcut they approached a stream. The water was rushing by far too fast for the boys to cross. Although, there was a path of stones that were large enough to fit one foot at a time that led to the other side of the stream. To the left of the stream was a clear path that could easily lead them home yet it would double the amount of time. This path was the safe choice it was what Wallace would consider our “default setting. “This path is where we allow circumstances to determine the way we chose to live our lives. The stone path allows us to dictate our own lives, it gives us all a purpose. It does not stray us away from our dreams, visions, and aspirations. Ultimately your decisions determine whether you take control of your life or let others dictate your way of life.