At level 1, you're just learning the ropes. You do shit wrong, get pissed about making the wrong decisions, but can't start over. You keep going, gaining levels as your story continues. And after a long time passes, you're a much higher level. You don't even notice how much better you've become, until you decide to revisit that very first area you started in.
You encounter the enemies you previously found challenging, and blow them away as if they were nothing. Satisfying.
Heh, I know what she 'means,' but I was talkin' about what it 'seems' like she means.
"I'll give you a choice," that phrase makes it seem like Juli's at Maple's mercy, which she most certainly can be, and that Maple is being 'generous' enough to give her a decision on what should happen to her drug. And in Juli's pathetic state, she will, without a doubt, plead for Maple not to throw her drug away. Already a weakness she didn't want to show, this will make Juli feel humiliated, not likely to speak another word to Maple for a long time.
Throwing the drug away at all, or even asking Juli to make a choice on the matter, are both terrible, terrible things to do to someone in her condition. The only thing worse than that would be smashing the syringe on the ground, destroying it in front of Juli.
Just think of what would be a 'nice' thing to do, an act of sympathy, or an attempt at understanding what Juli's going through. Even the smallest detail can make a big difference.