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Walk with me,be my friend

Converse Shoes-Check. Low-waist skirt- Check. Un-tucked shirt-Check. Kohled eyes-Check. Funky earrings-Check.

Written by Express News Service |
June 18, 2009 2:03:55 am

1 Converse Shoes-Check. Low-waist skirt- Check. Un-tucked shirt-Check. Kohled eyes-Check. Funky earrings-Check. If you haven’t guessed already,that’s my school uniform I’m talking about. Sure I get occasionally reprimanded for it,but that’s part of the ‘image’ one’s got to have in school. After all,if you haven’t been sent to the Headmistress’s office at least twice,you’re just not cool enough to be part of any friend circle. Alarming as the trend may seem,it’s now an integral part of the life led by most teenagers. So what makes us do all this? It is the need to fit in that gets the better of everyone.

What my friends think of me dictates who I am,and although it bothered me in the beginning,now I have come to realise its just part of growing up. I am happy that my friends like me,and I like them too.

Peaceful Teenage-Check.

Devika Gupta,X D
Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram

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2 “Fate chooses your relations,you choose your friends”,this was said by a French poet three centuries ago,but it holds true even today. People choose friends who accept them and see them in a favourable light. During adolescence people spend more time with their peers. With peers,teens can become independent and connected and can develop their own identities. Therefore,peers matter a lot in our life. Their opinions matter a lot as they face the same situations as we do and we find them to be a better judge of our problems than our parents. They know the prime issues facing us,they are aware of our experiences in school and outside. It becomes important as we try hard to gain their acceptance and change ourselves to achieve this.

Ananya Dasgupta,XII-A
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodhi Estate

3 It is said that ‘A friend in need,is a friend indeed’. Everyone needs friends to share happiness and to help one out of difficulties. To be happy with friends,we should find ways of enjoying our friendship and to do that,we should learn how to avoid problems between friends. Everyone is a unique individual,and no one should live without friends. But we don’t need to please our friends unwillingly or flatter them. Another way to avoid problems is to treat friends wholeheartedly. This is the only key to avoid misunderstandings from creeping in a relationship. So,respect your friends and live a happy life with them…

Aashi Gupta,VII A
Apeejay School,Saket

4 As far as I am concerned,I respect what my peers say as it projects their vision,their perspective towards life.I have been into all sorts of peer groups — good and bad,but I have never let them weigh me down. There’s no denying the fact that peers are quite necessary for building your emotional quotient and helping you to become more social. But,what really matters is what you decide for yourself.

Kartikeya Awasti,XII A
Bosco Public School ,Paschim Vihar

5 An individual may be highly independent but the need to be accepted by his or her peers is extremely essential in one’s life. Having good friends is the greatest gift of all. But everybody cannot acquire the precious wealth of trustworthy friends.

Often the opinions of our peers cause unwanted pressure on us. We completely mould ourselves to suit others,acting as their clone and leaving our own identity behind. Exhibiting a behavior like this is improper.

Like lotuses cannot be painted yellow and sunflowers cannot attain a pink color; similarly we cannot paint ourselves in the colours of someone else. We should be accepted by our friends for who we are,after all a garden looks beautiful with diverse flowers and their contrasting colors.

Madhur G Singh,IX K
Delhi Public School,R. K. Puram

6 “One who finds a friend,finds a treasure.” It’s true that friendship is the greatest treasure of one’s life because friends are the best gifts given to us by god. It would be so lonely to have no friends in our life. True friends never pressurise,but guide you to take the right decision. So in my life the opinions of my friends matter a lot because a true friend is the one who walks in when the whole world walks out. At times when I am unable to take a decision I take help of my friend and she guides me and stands beside me as a support pillar. So I believe that a good friend is not someone we have to imitate but someone who accepts us as we are.

Anmol Sehgal,VIII A
Apeejay School,Saket

7 As adolescence marks the transition from childhood to adulthood,it requires the redefining of some basic relationships. Relationship with the family at this time involves a lot of tension as we feel they don’t understand us. Acceptance by our peers is very important. We value the decisions and thoughts of our friends more because we feel they understand our needs and our thinking. Relationship with peers and friends becomes more intimate and vital for us as we easily identify with them. The other reason could be that we are not open with our family members and fear their reaction. Also,since we want our peers to treat us as important,we try to do things the way they would be appreciated in the group.

Kritika Relan,IX-A
St Marks Sr Sec Public School, Meera Bagh

8 When you forget to bring your lunchbox,who shares his or her lunch with you? When you forget to bring some stationary article,who lends them to you? Yes,it is a friend. Friends are very important in our lives. It is always said that a friend in need,is a friend indeed. Imagine,if we don’t have friends then what would happen? We would not be able to play in the park with anyone. Suppose if we forget to bring something? What would happen? Or if someone says something bad to you,then whom would you share it with? All these situations indicate that friends are very important. So people,what are you waiting for? Go out and make friends!

Sonali Vohra,VIII-B
Apeejay School,Saket

9 It takes more than just luck to find good friends. Often,in times of need there are just a handful of people who are willing to give an honest suggestions. In this highly competitive world,everyone wants to be at the top. On one hand,there maybe some friends who are willing to help you reach your goal,but on the other hand,there are others who mislead you from your chosen path. I believe that at some point or the other in life,we all tend to get a bit selfish. But as far as friends are concerned,we must use our wisdom. We must be wise enough to choose between what is right and wrong and not let their point of view cloud our vision.

Martina Roy,XII
Mater Dei School,Tilak Lane

10 In this ultra-modern world,life grows weary at times. It becomes difficult to think straight. During such moments,a person with consoling and appreciating words is priceless. Therefore to me,opinions of my friends matter a lot. They are the ones who help me out of a difficult situations. It is a friend who comes to our rescue many a time. Having said this,one should have the wisdom to analyse a friend’s opinion,faith to believe him,courage to face anything and the serenity to accept everything.

Ashish Samuel,XII A
Bosco Public School,Paschim Vihar

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