Dear T2T: I went to a party and drank more than I should have and now some pictures have leaked. I am so embarrassed that I don’t even want to go to school anymore. It feels like everyone is looking at me different and treating me different than before. Other than going on independent study, I just don’t know what to do.
Response No. 1:
If you are under the influence of alcohol, you’re not yourself and your judgment is clouded. Bad things are bound to happen like this when you aren’t yourself. With actions come consequences. You made the choice to drink and by doing so, you have accepted the consequences of your actions. Everyone makes mistakes in high school and just learn from it. It happened and there is nothing you can do to change the past. People are going to judge you no matter what. You’re in charge of yourself and your own actions. Not everyone is going to accept you or your mistakes. The way you choose to handle this is going to shape you as a person and say a lot about your character. You have a few options right now in terms of school. You can change schools and try to leave the situation behind you or you can face the judgmental looks and bad treatment and wait for the situation to blow over, which it will. This is high school, new rumors will come up every week and eventually your situation will be completely forgotten. So you have the choice of running away from your problems or facing them head on. Looking on the bright side of the situation, you should view this as a learning experience. Think before you act next time and hopefully the situation will make you a stronger person. Your true friends will support you in whatever choice you make. Whatever you choose to do, we at Teen2Teen support you. We wish you the best of luck in your situation!
Response No. 2:
You need to understand that there will be times in life where you do embarrassing things or embarrassing things will happen to you. I can promise you that in a few weeks or maybe a month, no one will remember the pictures that were leaked. Another possible scenario is that the event will be the talk of the school. Later down the road the pictures can possibly be brought up again, but you will have to live with the consequences of your actions. Furthermore, alcohol should not be consumed by minors since it is illegal and can lead to impairment of your common sense. I suggest that you try to abstain from alcohol so you don’t accidentally make bad decisions in the future.
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