Eassy On Conformity

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As a child I learned early on that, I loved being unique. I wore what I wanted to wear and did what I wanted to do. No matter how deranged I looked I could care less of what people’s opinions were of me. It wasn’t until middle school, I realized it's abnormal to be different . My wardrobe consisted of what I thought was appropriate and comfortable to wear, but my friends wore shirts that went up to their belly button and shorts that stopped at their buttcheeks. I knew that what they wore wasn’t God honoring and overly sexual for a 8th grader, but I wanted to become just another face in the crowd. I conformed to peer pressure, even though I was bigger in height than most girls and had a different body shape I wanted to look like them. I spent fifty dollars on one shopping trip for two articles of clothing just to fit in. Unlike the other girls, I didn't have parents with money overflowing out of their pockets. I spent money that I saved from weeks of making mustard in Chinatown for two shirts that I didn't even feel comfortable wearing and thus began years of self loathing. From 8th grade to midway Sophomore year, I wore revealing clothes that required me to suck…show more content…
In “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Emerson explains how wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are: “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide”. After years of hating myself and thinking that my younger self would hate who I've become, I’m finally comfortable in my own skin. I’m peculiar and awkward, but I’ve found some best friends who are just like me and can let loose and be free. The five of us are flowers in a field of weeds, we’re walking against the crowd, and sunshine on a rainy day. Together we are nonconformist and love being
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