Advice Column: Leader or Follower? Which should you be?

Troubled Sophomore: Okay, so I know that my friends look up to me and follow my lead even when I’m not at school to support them. Does that mean I’m a natural leader or do I just follow someone else’s lead?

Dear Troubled Sophomore,

From how it sounds it wouldn’t seem like you’re just a follower.

I would think you are a leader and that’s great; being a leader is a responsibility.

Your responsibility is to be a good role model; don’t  do something that you don’t think your friends should be doing either.

People will look to you for direction and hope you have an answer to give them.

If you don’t feel like you want to be a leader, then don’t. You don’t have to be a leader or a follower, just be your own person.

Be an individual.

-M. Switch