I Dared You, You Dared Me
Age 17, Tallahassee, TN, USA
It’s something that we did. Daring each other to do stupid stuff.
I’m sorry I dared you to take something embarrassing from the drug store. We’re done it before and laughed about it.
But not this time.
This time you got caught and got into a lot of trouble.
I’m sorry that we started doing stupid dare stuff from that first time when we dared each other to swim in that disgusting pond last summer. I’m sorry that we both didn’t say no in the first place when neither one of us really wanted to do it.
What did you learn:
Saying no can be much harder than I could have ever imagined, but I wish I had. Doing something I don’t want to do just to fit in is stupid. Things could have been much worse. I thought about it, but didn’t know how to say, “I don’t want to do this.” Now something bad did happen and I have nothing but regrets.