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Friendship is a huge part of everyone's life, whether they know it or not. In some way shape or form everyone needs relationships. In the book The Pact, friendship is huge. Three boys George, Sam, and Rameck become best friends and you could say that they save each others lives. Not physically but in a sense that without the pact they made there lives might not be where they are today.
I can relate this book to a very good friend of mine that got caught up in a bad situation. I’ll use the name “Bob”. We live in the small town of Cape May, NJ and everyone knows everyone. Not always the best situation for people like Bob. He and I became friends before any of these awful things started to happen. Bob got caught up in the wrong crowd one summer and begandealing cocaine. At the time I was un- aware of this. I began to notice a change in him around the middle of the summer, I asked him if there was anything wrong or if I could do anything for him. Bob wouldn’t tell me what was going on, he said, “I don’t want to hurt you.”
With this statement, “I don’t want to hurt you.” I immediately knew that something was seriously wrong. At the time I didn’t know what, but I was going to find out. So I started snooping around, and I did my own investigation. Some may say that it was me being nosy, but I know that I’m sure glad I was. It’s a good thing I did too. In my snooping around I found out that Bob was dealing cocaine. It was at this time that I realized Bob’s situation was real, and I would have to do something about it. I thought Bob simply needed to get away from where he knew everyone, and drugs were so easily accessible.
Bob and I then sat down to talk. This was not easy for me to do and I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him to hear. I mean, picture someone you think of as a little sister sitting you down and saying, “Bob, I know all about you dealing cocaine.” It takes a lot to stand up to your friends, but it takes a lot more to just sit and watch their lives go down the drain.
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So, I helped Bob find a college that he was interested in, and we began the application process. He applied to a school for the culinary arts in New York City. He was accepted and attends to this day. I wasn’t surprised that he was accepted, but Bob on the other hand he was a different story. Bob said, “I can’t believe I got in thank you sooooo...much”.
Bob loves school and said, “I will always be grateful for you not ever giving up on me, when others that knew I was dealing did.” Bob and I still keep in touch, and to this day he’s clean. That’s not just the happy ending it’s the truth.
Bob and I always talk about what has happened in the past, and he knows thatif he ever feels drawn to dealing again he needs to come and talk to me; I’m always here for him. I also know that if I ever have any sort of problem, no matter how big or small, I can always go to Bob.
Most people may have given up on Bob, or not have even gotten involved, but I don’t think there is ever an excuse on how, or why you could ever give up, or not even try to help a friend or anyone asking for help. But then again that’s just my outlook on life.
I can relate this situation in my life to the boys lives in the book, because maybe Bob and I didn’t grow up in a ghetto, and maybe we don’t have drug addict parents, but temptation is everywhere and Bob well, he happened to find it. Don’t get me wrong, Bob did get in trouble and he did his time, but so did the boys in the book. I think everyone has there ups and downs inlife, but as long as you have a good friend by your side you can get through anything.