Ronald, buddy? Ow, my shoulder. I...I don’t have any other friends now. I’m all alone.
You got that right!
It’s simple, really. Just first understand your obstacle. Then, take a deep breath and focus. Next, come up with an idea of how to solve your problem. Finally, you take the idea into action. I call this U.F.S.A. I use U.F.S.A. every time I have to rebound.
No! Wait a second, Kasandra?
Just as the bell for lunch rings, a shadow appears. At first he thinks Mitch is back, but then he realizes it’s a girl from his class.
Oh. You’re right. Sorry.
I go by Kassy. You should already know that, though. We do have four classes together.
Logan, are you okay?
Don’t worry about it. I saw what happened and I’m sorry about Ronald.
It’s nice to see you. Oh, did I say nice, because I meant to say terrible!
It doesn’t matter anyway. It was going to happen eventually. No one is even willing to be my friend at this school.
That’s not true. If you want, we can be friends.
Definitely, but first, you need to show some resilience.
Logan, you always had cared. That’s why we always targeted you.
Wow! Thank you. U.F.S.A. is actually a really cool strategy. I’m definitely going to use it next time I have an obstacle.
Rebound? How am I supposed to do that?
Well, resilience is the ability to overcome a obstacle or rebound.
Good. I’ll see you later, I have to go to class. I would go with you to lunch, but I have it at a different time. Bye!
Logan was on his way home when he sees his worst nightmare. Mitch, Tommy, Harry, and Ronald are all walking up to him. No teachers, no friends, and no witnesses are in sight.
Oh, hello, Mitch.
What’s up Loser?
Well, I guess you’re going to need to find a new target. Though, no one should be targeted because of one of their flaws. If that’s how it works, everyone would be a target. Even you, Mitch.
You already have a new friend?
You know what, Mitch, I really don’t care what you say. If you think I’m weird, that’s okay.
I do not have flaws! Where did you come up with this whole philosophy, anyway?