Graduation Speech : My Best Friend Essay

Graduation Speech : My Best Friend Essay

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When I was in the sixth grade, an event happened where I saw who the person I called my best friend really was for the first time. We hope when the people we trust show their true colors those colors are of beautiful vibrancy. Faith and I were best friends since we first met in park league softball when I was in the second grade. Faith and I were constantly getting in trouble for talking during class. She was easy to talk to and there was never a dull moment, but perhaps the main reason I was friends with Faith was because I thought it was better to be friends with Faith then not because then you were her enemy. I never thought Faith would attempt to get me into serious trouble at school. This event that took place during my sixth grade year has forevermore changed the way I perceive and trust people.
In my seventh-period P.E. class Mrs. Greene announced to us, “It is cold outside so you can either stay in the gym or go outside.” Faith, Jessica, and I stood up from the black plastic bleachers (I left out some of the adjectives) to go outside. As I opened the door, the wind whipped around my bare skin and the leaves whirled along the ground. “It is freezing; I 'm going back inside,” I said. We were walking along the narrow hallway going back to the gym when we met Carlie. She gave us no room to walk by her so I retreated to the wall that way we wouldn’t collide into each other. I turned around and saw Carlie bump into Faith. “Move outta my way,” Faith screeched ferociously. Carlie looked at Faith with her eyes glaring (I took out the comma) but proceeded to walk onward down the hall. Jessica and I giggled. “What a retard,” Jessica remarked. We ventured up the bleachers, but before I could sit down I heard Faith say “Isn’t this th...


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... let myself be confronted with that situation and instead told Carlie the truth when she asked.
This event that took place during my sixth grade year has forevermore changed the way I perceive and trust people. After I got into High School Faith and I lost contact. I realized Faith and I did not have much in common and I did not want be around someone who would try to get me into trouble. I learned from this event to make friends who have the best intentions for me and people who will help me be all I can be. Sometimes the people you trust the most can let you down just as easily as you trust them. I learned that you have to earn someone’s trust. Jessica showed that people you wouldn’t expect could be more of a friend then those that you trust. That event showed me early that people are not always what you think they are. (I deleted the last part of this paragraph)

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