The Effect of a Fake Friend 

Letting go isn’t easy, but it’s definitely necessary in some situations. Situations where nothing can be manageable and the only solution is completely forgetting. What I want my younger self to know is to stop obsessing so much over someone. More specifically a type of person. A fake person.

As you grow you’re going to encounter plenty of fake people. Fake is a word to describe a person who isn’t themselves in order to gain their own personal needs. For some unexplainable reason you’re attached to this type of person. They become your main focus. You care more and more about them each day, and less about yourself and others, including the people who have your back always. They slowly pull you away from everyone else and cause a drift in all your other relationships, even causing you to lose good people. They want all your attention, you’re so dependent on them, you give it to them. You don’t see a problem with the jealousy, the frustration, and the manipulation, until you find yourself in a mentally draining relationship. You can’t find a way out yourself, being afraid you’ll have no one without them. You’re too prideful to ask for help. You’ve always been the person people depend on for words of endearment, they come to you for words of motivation but you never get any of your own.

Meanwhile as your depressing thoughts begin to consume you, people take notice. Luckily it’s the right people. It’s people who you had once tried to push away but they stayed after all, it’s the real people. They remind you of your worth, and how you don’t deserve to be taken advantage of. It’s something so simple but so easily forgotten too. You learn the significance of moving on.You start piecing yourself back together to the person you were before being affected by negative people.You could have avoided this whole experience, if you had just put your trust into the right people. You would have been spared the constant feeling of betrayal.

One thing I want to make clear is that amongst all the fake people, there are some genuine ones too. It’s just not as easy to find a genuine person, once you have,hold on to them as long as you can. As I conclude this paper, I want to give a special thanks to all the fake people I left behind. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to strengthen my relationship with my loved ones. They taught me the importance of self love. And I know the type of person to keep out of my life.

Ximena Rosales – Lane Tech College Prep – DMSF Class of 2027