They are many aspects of life that give us the option of choice. This is why we are responsible for what ever we do because it is our choice. “One is identified and judge by their friends and who they associate themselves with”. I didn’t want to be identified as a person or something that I didn’t reflect, due to my friends.
As I drew closer to my high school years, a lot for my friends started drifting off from what was right and instead pursued what was wrong. With “cool” as their motive they felt the best way to accomplish this goal was to begin a life of drug; either buying the drugs or selling them. I had always respected my friends and the choices they made, but this was where I had to draw the line. It came down to me making a decision whether to go thru this journey with my friend or take a different road. It took me days to figure what I was going to do; I either lose my friends and stand for what I believe in or follow the path of my friends and ruin my life.
I chose to do what was best for my future and that was putting my life and opinions before my friends. I knew my choice would make my friends feel like I had betrayed them, and in turn they would down on me. Due to my decision I learned a lot of interesting insights I didn’t know about life. I learned that what might seem to be right, but really isn’t can be very deadly. My friends thought that drugs was the cool and right but most of them now are either struggling with addiction or internal conflict with themselves. Another lesson I learned was that the way people you associate with, that their actions could actually influence you or places an effect on you.
Nowadays, we get deceived by everything from the media to role models to government. People fear their opinions would get crushed, so they never tell how they really feel about something. That is why from my experience with my friends, I started to go around telling my colleagues the dangers of drugs and told them not to fall for peer...