This is a passage from my book called “The Rough Journey of survival”:
Competition is a common characteristic of an adolescent. Teenagers compete over many topics that can lead to controversy, especially an issue known as popularity. I have witnessed numerous acts that adolescents committed in order to be accepted by their peers. They perform loathsome acts, like fighting and speed racing, just to seek the approval of their friends. I saw people consume drugs and alcohol in order to gain the acceptance of their peers. Is having many friends who will encourage you to commit immoral acts worth sacrificing your future? After high school, most friends become acquaintances or the friendships become nonexistent. Today I have limited friends, but these friends helped me through all of my problems; they will always support me during my glorious moments as well as my horrendous moments. Choose your friends wisely and focus on your future.