Adolescenes Fitting In or Standing Out

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Is adolescence really about fitting in or not standing out? Do you have any responsibility to those students who don't fit in? A major part of adolescence is whether you fit it or not. This major part decides the majority of your friends and your understandings/feelings. It’s not always a bad thing to not fit in. You don't really have a responsibility to those who do not fit in. Sometimes, they choose not to fit in. By all means, try to include them. Try not to make them feel like they don't belong, but this doesn’t always work. In the article “Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars” an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, William Copeland, at Duke University in Durham, N.C. stated, “ If we could set up a culture in schools where this isn’t allowed to happen, then, I think there are a lot of these problems we can avoid ” (Reinberg, 1). He’s right the problems would be avoided, but it’s impossible to completely eliminate the bullying that makes someone feel like an outsider. Sometimes, bullying doesn’t have to be presented for someone to feel like this. At times, it’s the music they enjoy or the style that they like that causes the constant antagonization. Just being different could cause this feeling of not belonging. Often times, people don’t like something different so they will attack it. This attack could be physical, but most times is emotional. There’s always going to be that difference that someone may not
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