I have always struggled with, and still struggle with, the decision to act now or wait.
I have patrolled before and stopped petty criminals, and I have actually reconned a local gang, and gotten maybe a kilo of heroin off the streets, but it doesn't feel like I am making a dent. I have always planned on something bigger. Not just for myself, but for anyone taking up the duties we have given ourselves.
There is an opportunity for me right now. A real opportunity to make real money. Possibly seven figures.
I shit you not.
Nothing is certain, but all you guys need to know (for the purposes of the question I'm about to pose) is that it is 50/50.
I am fairly certain that this will work out in my favor, and if it does. The money will be put into things. Things that will guarantee its growth.
Aside from being set for the rest of my life (I'm in my twenties) I will have time.
Time to train my body and mind, and build on the foundation I already have grounded.
I can better my already honed skills. Which, not to blow smoke up your asses, are pretty extensive.
I can fight. I will leave it at that.
I already drive/race better than most people I know. (including some police friends that Roll CODE 03 on a daily)
I already have a superior understanding of the law, and technology. (majored in Criminal Justice, and tech is my special brain child)
Using street/city cameras to my benefit? You bet.
Don't get me started on my ability to scale/get down from virtually any building. FAST. (parkour since I was in HS) before it was cool.
Anyways I'm not trying to brag. My point is. For my age, with the likely resources soon to be in my possession, I'm in a really good spot right now.
Imagine if I had access to better tech, gear, etc.
More time on my hands...
Except the money comes with commitment. a commitment that stays my plans for a few years. I might not be FULLY AND IMPECCABLY active until I am 30.
Which bothers me.
Because right now I can do something. I can still make a difference, I just know that if these plans work. Nothing will stop me. Some of you mods may just need to meet me before you can understand what exactly I am capable of, particularly Gauge. (I have read most of your posts and to say that I'm impressed would be a very weak understatement) I just don't want to seem 204ish. That's why I am so ready for a meet with UA. He will vouch for me after a little chit chat. I should probably ask him soon as he is not far from my location.
I may be going dark for the time being.
I still value this forum and everyone's input.