This week's character challenge is to be genuine. To be genuine, you say what you mean and you mean what you say. You treat people the same way to their faces as you would behind their backs. This can be quite a challenge in junior high. Unfortunately, people gossip and spread rumors, and these same people may claim to be your "friend". Regardless of others' behaviors and choices, it is important to be true to yourself and follow your own system of beliefs.
“It takes so much energy to lie. I wish people could grasp the sense of freedom and liberation that comes with being honest and genuine.”