DONNA: A friend should accept you just the way you are, without wanting to change you. It’s hard to do. If I accept Cindy as she is, I don’t enjoy spending time with her. I keep wishing she would grow, mentally. I wouldn’t even care if she disagreed with my opinions; at least we could have an interesting discussion. As it is now, she doesn’t have any opinion about anything that matters. She’s stagnant.
CINDY: The last time Donna and I late lunch together, she acted bored. It’s been months since we talked on the telephone for more than a few minutes. when I called her, she said she couldn’t talk because she had to practice her speech. She ran for student body president and won.
DONNA: There is so much I want to do. Sometimes I feel like a volcano, bubbling and overflowing with ideas and plans and energy.
CINDY: I voted for her. She’ll be a good president. There is so much she wants to accomplish. I’m not like that, and never will be. I feel bad to lose Donna as my best friend. I’ll probably never have another friend like her.