Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Choosing Friends

Friends are people or fellow students whom you trust much and you are in close relationship with.There are many friends with different characters.There are friends to build your life and friends who can ruin your life. Choosing friends is very difficult to some extend because you may not be sure of what or how his/her character/behaviour is. Many people esspecially students choose friends for fun/when he/she brings you something that satisfys you. Afriend in need is a friend in deed.One day i was sick and i was unable to go home in the evening.My best friend i had that time hated me and seemed not to know me anymore.My fellow collegues took me home and thanked them. Choosing friends needs observation of behaviour,how he/she reacts when in anger,his/her moral values.Whether kind or humble or cruel and immoral. Also his/her attitude towards God also matters. Us the body of peer councellors we advise students to choose who will associate in activities like in academics,help solving cases and many others.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega, Kakamega, Kenya
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