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America 1850 If I was a young man in the 1850s I wanted to leave New York for California to get rich. When in New York I would be hearing that in California these miners where coming out with a lot of money. So for me I thought why can't that be me I can become a millionaire in a couple of years. So now I was going to figure out how I was going to get there. I had saved up enough money to take the train from New York all the way to California. Good thing I was not a married man because once I got there I saw a whole different living style.

When I started mining I started to realize this was not as easy as I thought to get rich. I was only making enough to get by that I started thinking why did I come here in the first place. After a year had gone by I had seen so much violence that I was starting to get scared for my life, so I pretty much stayed to myself. After that year I started making more and more money enough to live a nice life away from the craziness here. So I packed my things with the riches in my pocket and I headed back to New York to settle down and start a family.

I realized that my main motivation for leaving New York was strictly for the money. I am the lucky one that was able to survive for one thing, but also for coming back with money in my hands. I learned a lot while I was there what not to do like gamble, and sleep around with prostitutes. I had a main goal in mind and I did everything I did to achieve it. Now I am a happy married man with a wonderful wife and children. I am glad that I took a leap of faith by going to California.

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