Being Different #2- Friendship

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Being Different #1

Welcome back to Being Different! Today’s post is gonna be about how different I am in homeschooling. Well, I meant among my friends.

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Recently, my circle of friends became bigger. So now, it has suddenly become a trend among us to be a little mean in a joking way and sarcastic to certain people. At first, it was fun, but later on, it started to feel very mean and boring.

So I stopped being mean. Well, I tried. I mean, (no pun intended) we should be Christ-like examples for others right? And I have quite a few non-Christian friends. The perfect time to set a good example.

Too much of a good thing ain’t good. And that is the same with sarcasm. Sarcasm can be fun to do, but too much of it is tiring. Then I tried using less sarcasm.

But habits die hard, ya know?

So I prayed. I prayed for God to help me become nicer. I think it worked. But mainly I had to have self control. That was a little hard, but I managed.

Now, I hope I’m a nicer person 🙂

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That was short, but I hope it sends the message across the screen. Fitting in by doing some not-so-nice things are not good. But if you fit in by doing the right thing, then that’s good.

Do you try to fit in? How different are you from the rest?

~ Starling


25 thoughts on “Being Different #2- Friendship

  1. I’m homeschooled as well. And it can be a challenge sometimes with the world we live in. But God is always the best one to turn to when you feel that way.
    I’m proud that you had the strength to do that!! And I hope your friends will realize that it is wrong, just keep praying for them!

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  2. Very great reminder!!
    Everyone (probably except my brother.haha) says I am a really kind/nice person, but sometimes when I hang out with certain kids I act differently, I tend to not be as considerate of the kid’s feelings we are hurting(with puns. sarcasm and jokes), and I focus more on that I AM happy, because I am laughing at it all. When in it I don’t always notice how we are hurting them, but later I feel bad about it :/
    So, I am tring to work on that. 😉

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  3. This is so true! None of my friends are really mean like that, but I think I do try to fit in in other ways I guess…
    This is kinda of topic but still related to homeschooling, so one of my friends said to me, “Are you still homeschooled? I feel sorry for you because you don’t have any friends.” Ugh. I hate it when people say that. It’s so degrading and annoying.

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  4. It’s actually quite fun! Some people think we have no friends and no social life, but we go to co-ops and interact with people there. We can be Christ-like among non-Christians by setting a good example. Then if they ask us why we’re so “good,” you can take that opportunity to share the gospel with them.


  5. Yes, that is annoying. But when I told my mum that, she actually said the adults who ask that are worried about us not having a social life. But kids ask that like, in shock.

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  6. Fitting in isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’d rather be the person God wants me to be than what man wants me to be :):) God will bring me the friends He wants me to have 🙂 Sorry so late with this comment, I have been away from my blog, and just catching up.

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