Dedication: I would like to dedicate this story to anybody who needs to know it's okay to be yourself.
Hi, My Name is A. I am 12 years old and I am now in 7th grade. Back In 5th grade, I had good friends. But then over time, they started to do things I never thought they would do. Stealing snacks from the Pre-K and Kindergarten hall, Cursing at the teacher, being disrespectful, and bullying people. I guess I let my guard down, because every time, I got caught off guard. I would try to do the same things they would do. I guess I liked fitting in. I started Cursing and being disrespectful, and I just wasn’t myself. A few months later before I graduated from 5th grade. I stop being friends with those kids. But everything happened again with different people in 6th grade. Once again, I was trying to fit in. I was being myself at all. I wanted to have a boyfriend because everybody else was doing it. I wanted to be gay because many people were doing it. I always bullied people, and I just wanted to be part of the crowd. Until one day In 6th grade, I realized that people wanted to fight me. I was not into the fighting so of course, I was scared. I cut off a lot of friends that usually got me in trouble. Now in 7th grade trying not to make the same mistake. I found out that once people stopped talking to me when I cut them off, They started talking bad about me. Not being myself always made me feel like I was a bad person. but when I was fitting into the crowd, I didn’t realize I was just a horrible person to people. So, knowing that I’m trying my best not to fall for fake friends, I guess the moral of the story is, be yourself and don’t worry about the crowd because that can get you in some serious trouble. Also, be careful who you call your friends.
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