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Agree to Disagree

Dear Highlights,
A girl in my class gets mad at me for not agreeing with her. What should I do?
F., California

You can’t make your classmate change her ways, but you can control the way you react to her. Try to be polite and friendly toward her, and refuse to let her attitude upset you or make you feel less confident. You are free to express your opinion, just as she is free to express hers. If she insists on arguing, you might simply say “I’d rather not argue about it,” and walk away. In time, she may come to understand that it’s OK for friends to have different opinions.

Art by: Keith Frawley

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