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Does the phrase "Live by the sword, die by the sword" hold true?

Does the phrase "Live by the sword, die by the sword" hold true?
tynamite's avatar Yes. Here's a story I know about, in a school that I went to. In secondary school in Year 11, people aged 15-16, a teacher was talking to his class about getting a job when older, and the importance of education. He went to say that "A job is not a job", to mean that there are miserable jobs that pay a pittance, and enjoyable jobs that pay a good wage.

A black boy who was one of the bad boys in the class, said "I know what I'm going to do when I leave school. There are other ways of making money.", and everyone knew what he meant because of his bad behavior in school, being in the wrong crowd, and history of skipping lessons. Everyone stopped to look at him, as they all knew what he meant. The teacher only had one thing to say to him. "Those who live by the sword, die by the sword." He then resumed his normal conversation.

Fast forward three years, and the same person came back to school, asking that teacher to sign his reference, as he was applying for a proper job. He said that most of his friends are either dead or in prison, and that the teacher was right all along. His ambition was to be a drug dealer.
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Richer people have better health.

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