More Risk = More Reward in Friendship – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Evelyn Tawil  Everyone wants acceptance. When you are afraid, you lose opportunities you would be able to take if you weren’t afraid. When you take a look at teens, you can pinpoint at least one fear – fear of not being accepted. Nobody wants to be rejected, alone, or not included. You could be very talkative to one of your close friends but, when presented in front of someone foreign, you sometimes get shy. Why does this happen? Why do you suddenly bottle up and close the doors to people you haven’t even met? The reason for this is uncertainty. That feeling of not knowing how you should act. You have to face your fears head on so you don’t lose the opportunity to make new friends while simultaneously remaining true to yourself. Only then will you be truly happy with yourself and remove yourself from the burden of fear.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine