During a prank, a student stuck a piece of paper on his classmate’s back that read “I’m Stupid”. The student asked the rest of the class not to tell the boy.
Intermittently, the students began to laugh on and off at the boy.
That afternoon in maths class their teacher wrote a difficult question on the board in which no one was able to answer it except the boy with sticker.
Amid the unexplained giggles, he walked toward the board and solved the problem.
The teacher asked the class to clap for him and removed the paper on his back.
She told him “It seems that you didn’t know about the paper your classmate had placed on your back.”
Then teacher looked at the rest of the class and said: “Before I give you a punishment, let me tell you 2 things”.
“Firstly, throughout your life, people will always put labels on you. If your classmate knew about the paper, he wouldn’t have stood up to answer the question”.
“Secondly, it’s clear that he doesn’t have a loyal friend among any of you to tell him about sticker”.
It doesn’t matter how many friends you have it is the loyalty you share with your friends that matters.
If you don’t have friends who you can depend on when your back is turned, friends who watch over you, protect you and who genuinely care about you, you are better off being alone.