The Importance Of Mistakes

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“You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.” Mistakes are a part of life, and we cannot avoid them. We should not be afraid or embarrassed to make mistakes because they are what make you who you are. My favorite mistake was choosing who I chose to hang out with in the eighth grade. I got involved in a lot of drama with these friends, but it taught me to be more open to my parents with what is going on at school. It also taught me to stay away from drama.
Jadyn, Kylie, and I were friends for a long time. They were enjoyable to be around, and I have lots of amazing memories with them. In the eighth grade, they started making foolish decisions. Jadyn started rumors about herself and what she did with her
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I made it into the cheer squad at my new high school, REV. Jadyn and Kylie both had wanted to be on the team, but Jadyn quit before tryouts, and Kylie did not make the team. I never really got to hang out with either of them during the summer. Even though I still communicated with them often through texting, it didn’t seem as if our friendship connection was the same. I was super excited to go back to school. I made lots of new friends in cheer, and I couldn’t wait to see Jadyn and Kylie. When I got to school, I noticed that I was getting the awkward treatment from the two. After school, I texted Kylie and asked her what was going on. Kylie told me that now, since I made it into the cheer team, everything was different. I didn’t understand, because I thought that just because I had made new friends and got involved into new things, did not mean I was a completely different person. I tried to continue to be friends with Jadyn and Kylie, but they kept shunning me. I was heartbroken, now that I knew that they didn’t want to be my friends anymore. I started hanging out a lot more with my new cheer friends, and I guess I just drifted apart from Jadyn and Kylie.
However, this horrible experience taught me something. Never get involved in drama. If you do, try your best not to be the center of it. Real friends are those who stick by you no matter what. It is ok if you need to switch things up in order to find yourself. Making the wrong decision can sometimes be for the better. If you hadn’t made this mistake, you would probably never had learned the lesson it taught. Every mistake you make contributes to and builds your personality. Do not be embarrassed that you made a mistake, be proud you learned something

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