My junior year of high school I had a friend I would regularly study with. We had Math, Science, English and History together. Almost everyday after school we would go to one of our houses and work on homework, projects or study for a test.
Studying together was easy since we were good friends. And it worked out great for me 'cause he also had the highest GPA in our class. That means he was #1 out of 300+ students. So yea, he brought the brains to the table. I mostly brought the chips (Doritos. Yum!)
What really amazed me was how much he said I helped him with his grades. I remember one book assignment in English that neither one of us really understood. (Ivanhoe anyone?) The main difference was that I had read the book and he had not. I paid attention in class and he was busy with games on his calculator. So when we studied for the test, he was asking questions, and I was giving answers. Well come test day, I failed miserably. He did not. Sigh.
Such is life.
And this is what friends do, right? Help each other out with everyday problems. You help me with math, I'll help you with English. You listen to my boyfriend drama, and I'll hear about your crazy dad /step mom / grandma / sister's boyfriend's best friend. If your mom can take us, my dad can pick us up. You ask my ex out, and I'll punch you in the nose. Opps. That really doesn't fit here (although it happens). But is there something more we should be doing besides helping each other with school problems, home problems, drama problems? Is there even a bigger problem that we forget? Or worse, one we ignore? (And I'm not talking about B.O. junior high boys!)
There is a big problem, and our friends need our help.
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