Finding Your Place in High School

828 WordsJun 23, 20184 Pages
“Why fit in when you can stand out?” You have been told this your whole life. But whose responsibility is it to find out where you fit in, yours? Or your peers? Your adolescent years are all about trying to not stand out, and trying just as hard to fit in with the “in crowd.” You use more energy trying to “fit in,” instead of just spending all your energy on being who you really are. A group of friends are suppose to have things in common, but that is hard when everyone is putting up a fake persona. It is the student body’s responsibility to make sure that everyone has a place they can fit in and be themselves. People spend their whole lives trying to “fit in,” while the people who “stand out” are the ones who become something. Think…show more content…
They are to busy trying to be someone they are not. During his poetry reading Shane Koyczan argues, “We are expected to define ourselves and if we did not do it others would do it for us,” (Shane Koyczan). If you waste all this energy trying to fit in with the “in crowd,” then where is the energy used to find yourself? In high school, if you let kids define who you are then you are their robot. You are no longer yourself, you are a programmed version of what they want you to be. In Kindergarten, you become friends with people who have the same kind of markers as you, or the kid that has your favorite power ranger on their shirt. You actually have things in common, you do not become friends with them just because you think they are “popular.” As the years go on this theory starts to diminish. Unlike Kindergarten you start to differentiate between the kids who are “popular” and the kids who want to be “popular.” Most of the time the kids who are popular actually do not have that much in common with each other. They put on these fake personas to make it look like they are all perfect and have so much in common. When in reality they are all strangers to each other. Over this past year, I have learned that I really do not have anything in common with half of my friends. I did not realize it because we were always suppose to be friends, thats just how it went. Growing up we were always considered the “in crowd,” and so we all just kind of stayed together
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