A New Friend

Marc - Crestwood, Illinois
Entered on December 10, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I’ve know this kid all through high school but never really talked to him. It wasn’t that I was trying to avoid him it’s just that I didn’t think he was one of the people that I would hang out with. But in my sophomore year I sat with him at his lunch table and because I knew the other guys he sat with. We didn’t really talk that much but I knew him as a friend. All through high school we never hung out or really talked with each other. One day at Moraine Valley Community College I was walking around and we saw each other and started talking. I found out that we have a lot in common. We both like the same music, TV shows, movies, and video games. We started to hang out and I meet some of his friends that I am now friends with today. I would have never know who this kid really was if I never bumped into him that day. I’ve known him for about four or five years and we just started talking and hanging out together. Since mostly all my friends went away for college and nearly no one stayed home it’s nice to hang out with someone that I went to the same high school with.

If I never took that first step into having a conversation with him I would have never known what type of person he is. Also I wouldn’t have some of the friends that I now have at Moraine. He is a cool guy. We play video games, watch movies, go to clubs, and also like the same sports and sports teams so that’s really cool. We also talked about why we didn’t hang out in high school. I said that I thought he was this totally different guy and he replied the same way. So I believe that you should never judge someone by what they look like or how they act or even who they hang out with. You should get to know the person before you judge them. They might think you are someone else also. So the next times you see someone don’t judge them first but talk to them and get to know them before anything. They might just be someone you can relate to and become friends with.