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Why You Shouldn’t Care What Your Classmates Think


The warm heat from the sun is shining down on your shoulders as you walk through the school grounds at lunchtime. You’re just after putting your books away in your locker and are considering going into town to buy some lunch. But then you see a fellow teen who is quite friendly in class.

You walk past them, but then stop. Leaning against the railing, you take your phone out and pretend to text. You consider hanging out with them at lunch this time, so you have a chance at making friends with them.

However, they’re surrounded by their own friends. Wouldn’t it be weird just to march right up to them and join their conversation? They’ve been buddies for years. Also, what would you say? Isn’t it awkward just to say hi and start your own conversation? But that teen is really nice, it would be great to hang out with them outside of class. Shame they’ve got their friends with them.

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