It is very normal for that one dear friend that we have to accomplish something that we have always wanted. However, to be a true friend we have to learn how to celebrate with that friend no matter how we feel inside. And trust me, if the person is your true friend, he/she will tone down their celebration so as not to make you feel sad or dejected. I am going to share a current experience that happened today:
In our school, City Of Knowledge Academy, we had our first ever prefect election. A friend and I were going for the post of the first ever head girl of our school. Eventually, after the manifesto and all, I emerged as the winner. However, I do not feel like I won. This is because my friend feels sad about losing. So, what I am going to do and what I will encourage you all to do is make your friend feel like there are other positions to get in life. And in life, you lose some and win some.
As a person, before you can become friends with any one, we have to learn to discover our true self. Self discovery is something that continues throughout our lifetime.
It is a path we follow to know ourselves. It is quite appalling when people do not know what they are capable of doing. We all have the ability to do something extraordinary no matter our race, religion or even disability. It just takes a few days/ weeks for us to reach deep down as see our strength.
Now, I will use myself as an example:
Growing up,even though I'm still 13, I have always thought i could not do anything special and i was just plain Jane. However, later on I have been able to discover my love for photography and ever since I've been able to explore various forms of photography to my heart's content
Take a piece of advice from my story, set out on a journey of self discovery and don't stop till you do.
Nobody is going to help us discover our self, we just have to reach out there to do it…
In a school setting, it is very hard to manage friendship as there are already set schedules which would affect the time and activities you can do with your friends.
As a boarder in Nigeria, like me, it is really difficult to plan outing with your friends, like going to the movies, going to the park. Here, all you can do is go to the classes and the dining hall. Clearly, this is not so fun compared to other possible activities you could be doing.
However, what makes your friendship is your ability to make everything fun no matter where you are. As friends there is a high tendency that wherever you are you can laugh and share good memories no matter the time and place.
If you want to make your friendships in school last long, you have to build up time to talk and interact with your friends. Making time to chat and makes friends is what makes you unique and special.