This Game We Call Life

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This Game We Call Life Every morning brings us a new day, a new “light”, a new aim to achieve. Our journey as a human being is to not follow the pre-ordinate path, but rather create that path. Along that path, we are forced to deal with hardships, and struggles that happen every minute of every day. We devote every single day in finding this path, finding our life, without really knowing or understanding the meaning of life. Life is beautiful. However, life has problems too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage. Life is full of moments of joy, pleasure, success and comfort punctuated by misery, defeat, failures and problems. There is no human being on Earth, strong, powerful, wise or rich, who has not experienced, struggle,…show more content…
The clique you 're in determines who you associate with, what activities you 're involved in, and whether or not your high school experience is a happy one. What if you belong to no clique? Then what are you? Or rather who are you? High school is very similar to the setting of the Outsiders. The book takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is split into two zones, the East Side, and the West Side. Teens that live in the East Side of town are known as the greasers, the poor kids. The pride themselves in their long greasy hair. Socs are the “West Side rich kids”. The difference between Socs and greasers is not exactly money, but rather the way they feel and live. Greasers feel a lot: when they love, they love. When they hate, they hate. They are true to their feelings and act before thinking. Socs don 't feel, they live under a cool façade. At the beginning of The Outsiders, Ponyboy feels isolated from the members of his gang, his brothers, and society at large. His intelligence and love of movies, books, and nature aren 't really appreciated by the gang, or so he thinks. Ponyboy 's status as a greaser also makes him feel like a “loser”, locked out of opportunities that the wealthier kids acquire. As you can see, Ponyboy is different. He may think that different is bad…but it’s not. Being unique is better than being normal, or being what you’re “supposed” to be.
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