The story of my downfall and change began when I had just turned 13 years old, a young teenager about to start my journey in secondary school. Like most teenagers, I was undergoing a state of mental change where I craved attention, popularity and approval of other teenagers. It didn’t matter back then if all this attention came from the wrong reasons just as long as I was getting it. Obviously, I was so young back then that consequences of my actions never crossed my mind.
Seeking teenager’s glory, I stumbled upon a group of guys who in my eyes were instantly the rock starts of secondary school. I admired the fame and attention they got from all other students. In my head I knew that I wanted to be just like them. I didn’t care back then if their actions were good or bad. I began observing and imitating their social behavior so closely. I began doing anything they did so they could accept me into their social circle. Soon enough, it started off with drifting after school putting our lives in danger, to stealing my father’s car, to disobeying elders, to skipping classes and not performing well in school to smoking cigarettes ruining my health, to initially ignoring my religious duties and eventually stopped praying. I was now officially a member of this social circle. I wasted my precious youth years of secondary school indulging in irresponsible negative activities.
Secondary school came to an end, and it was one fine summer day before embarking my journey to high school. The leader of my group called me up to watch him drifting that afternoon. So, I went and witnessed an extremely horrific end of a friend’s life. While he was drifting he lost control of his car which crashed and he lost his life on the spot.
I was in a stock of shock. I couldn’t believe my 16 years old friend has just lost his life for nothing. Struck with so many realizations on what I had made of my life. I was depressed and hopeless thinking of losing a...