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Prompt: Write about a time when you encountered and were shocked by an imperfection in another.

There has been a recent occurrence that has still got be a bit shocked. In fact, my immediate reaction was to feel sympathetic and try to help. But later, and recently, I’ve felt resentment toward the person. I found out that someone whom I had once been very close to was doing things I’d never do or be friends with someone who did. They were drinking, doing drugs, and being sexually promiscuous. This all came as news to me in one phone call when she called me while drunk, revealing the truth. I was trying to get more information and convince her to stop, but of course it was useless. It shocked me because I thought you could know a person, and they would be around the same no matter what. What they believed wouldn’t change in a year, or their main behaviors. I was especially amazed by her reasons, I would ask her: “Why are you doing this?” She would just say that she’s having fun, and that’s all that matters. She’s underage, and without supervision or her parents knowledge, at serious risk. It just doesn’t make sense to me how someone can be so stupid. I would never consider doing any of those things unless in the right conditions. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ll ever drink. Definitely no drugs. And she has people she doesn’t know very well that she’s doing it with. So, I’ve started to hate her. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I’m so surprised. Maybe it’s because I’m mad at myself for not stopping it, even though I can’t change someone else’s behavior. I just don’t like the situation, the drama, the reality of the drama. It’s one thing when it’s just high school drama. It’s a whole different story when the things can actually hurt you. I really don’t know what to do. I just hate the entire situation.