I Believe in Trusting Others

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In my last year of high school, I had a lot of responsibilities. I could hardly keep my eyes open during my classes because I only slept three hours every night. After school, I had to practice the play, “Mamma Mia!” for my school festival. After that, I went to a special school to cram for the entrance examination for college. I thought I was like a clock: I’d always keep working and never stop. But that year, I learned to slow down and trust others to help me.

In “Mama Mia,” I was going to play the role of Sophie, one of the main characters. I felt so much pressure from my friends to do well in the play. And I felt pressure from my parents to pass my entrance examination.

At the end of the play, my character needed to wear a wedding dress. It was very important in the play. I called many costumers in order to get it. But I couldn’t find a dress anywhere. I didn’t ask for help from anyone because I didn’t trust them. I was afraid of being let down. I felt that I was the only one who could take on all the responsibility.

Then one day, I caught a cold and had a high fever. I had to be absent from one of the rehearsals for the play, and I missed classes for the cram school. I was frantic about missing these things. But when I was recovering in bed, I got an e-mail from my friend.

It said, “Are you all right? You should take a rest. Don’t worry about the play. We will make a good rehearsal while you’re away because we are classmates, friends and a team!”

One after another, I got e-mails or calls from my friends. All of them were concerned about my physical condition. My teacher for cram school even called me and worried about me. And of course, my family worried, too. Everyone’s kindness became my special remedy and I recovered quickly.

The next day in class, there was a beautiful wedding dress. It was exactly what I was looking for. My friends managed to find it for the play. In that moment, I felt the power of my classmates. When we performed “Mama Mia,” our play got the highest award of the school festival. I realized it was not just me, but everyone in my class who made the play. The play became our last, and best, memory in our high school life.

Through this experience, I learned to trust others. I couldn’t have gotten the award and passed my examination without the help of my friends, teachers and family. Trusting others made me stronger than before. I believe in trusting in others.

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