Camaraderie: A Junior Narrative Diptych by Cameron Fukuyama (2013)
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The story my diptych represents is that of a person who finds himself alone and without someone to add any dynamic to his daily lifestyle, resulting from his disdain for unnecessary social interaction, and gravitates towards a mundane existence of repeating the same routine over and over, blissfully ignorant of his life's lack of variety. However, through a chain of spontaneous interruptions to his day, he is forced into contact with other people he would normally have never encountered and learns that his prejudice towards other people is misguided and preventing him from experiencing friendship or connecting with people. This revelation leads him to make new unexpected friends that provide him with new open-minded opinion of people and a new enlightening understanding of life.