Jewish Values on Learning from Mistakes – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Freida Zeitoune    Sarah is a high school honors students. She has been in the same class since second grade with the same friends in it. But she wanted something new. She always wanted to hang out with the ‘popular’ crowd. She sometimes ditched her real friends to hang out with people who didn’t recognize her for who she is. Her fear of being lonely and unpopular blinded her from people who cared about her. It took Sarah a full year to realize that the ‘popular’ crew, the crowd she wanted to be part of, didn’t care for her. They couldn’t see her talents and her knowledge. When she finally realized where she belonged, it was too late. It was hard for her real original friends to take her back. Sarah’s fear of not being popular, ironically, left her with no friends at all.