Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more.

Don’t just do something because that’s what everyone else is doing. Learn to think for yourself.

Key Points:

  • High school can be scary. There’s a lot of pressure to conform.
  • Being a follower can cause us to compromise in areas we otherwise wouldn’t.
  • We should have integrity. This means being the same person everywhere we go.
  • You don’t necessarily have to be a leader, but being a doormat for others is never a good thing.

Quote This:

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

See Also: Character, Leadership

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why do you think so many people in high school are followers?
  3. Who is an example of a great leader you’ve known? Why do you think they’re great?
  4. Would you consider yourself a follower? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think it’s ever okay to be a follower? Explain.
  6. What are some of the things that prevent people from being themselves at school, home, or elsewhere?
  7. What are some ways you can have integrity and start being yourself everywhere you go?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.