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Being True to Yourself

Being True to Yourself
Writer, 13

Last year was the hardest year of my entire life. One day, I came to school and went to my group of friends (at the time I was part of the most popular and well-liked group). Then a girl, the leader in the group, said to me, "What are you doing here, loser?" It came out of nowhere.

I thought about it for a couple of seconds and replied, "I don't know" and left. All the girls laughed at me as I walked away. It was very hurtful that I had no one to stand with or talk to. During classes that day no one talked to me. If they did it was to make a mean comment. I had no idea how yesterday I had had so many friends and today I was the most hated girl in the school! That night I got a call from my supposed best friend. She said:

"Why the hell did you say that about us?"

"What did I say?" I replied.

"You said we were all ####### and that we were only using you to get popular."

I tried everything I could to get her to believe me, but it didn't work. I cried and cried that night and prayed to God to help me. The same thing happened the next day and then again the day after that.

Finally, I decided that if I wasn't part of the "in" crowd I should be myself. I decided that what other people think doesn't really matter a whole lot in life and that your true friends are in quality, not quantity. Be true to yourself, be brave, and know when someone is treating you wrongly. If someone is treating you badly for no reason, it's NOT your fault. Be yourself and don't care about what anyone else thinks. I know from experience.

Last Modified Date: 1/10/2001