Here are some legos and right on front is a picture of what you can build with these. Do I have to build exactly what is here? Can't I choose to make any design that I can imagine? In fact, there are lots of different choices of really fun things that I can make with just these few blocks.
If your friend makes a rude comment or does something mean to you, that is like handing you the box of Legos. You can choose to react in any way that you want. The most common thing would be to get mad and maybe give him a punch or yell and say two mean things back. But you don't have to. You can make a choice to react in a different way.
An object lesson is a short, thought-provoking message often used as an attention-getter at the beginning or end of a lesson. Please visit our LDS Activities section for activities that take 30 minutes or more.
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