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May. 1st, 2013 | 03:59 pm
posted by: pipedpipper in introverts

High school can be a different experience depending on who you are.

If your a jock or cheerleader you might have a good one.

But what if your not?

What if your the kid who is so shy, their virtually invisible to everyone else.

Or the girl who cuts herself to make herself feel better.

For some reason these kids are often over looked.

Not just in real life but in movies and TV shows

Adolescence is the time where we try so hard to fit it and for some us we cant be like everyone else as much as we try.

If your a guy your suppose to be able to an alpha male and get any girl you want.

If your a girl your suppose to have perfect hair, perfect make up and gossip about each other and boys.

I’m not saying those people are bad, but there often overshadowed by the outsider.

Like the kid who stays home on weekends, because he has no friends to go out with.

Or the girl who is slightly overweight and wishes she could be a size two.

These kids have a voice, but no one seems to either listen or pay attention.

There the kids who dread getting up and going to school

The kids who get picked on for being slightly weirder than normal kids.

I can tell you how many times I stay up at night wishing I was like everyone else, but alas I am not.

I am the kid who never got invited to parties.

The kid who nobody will remember cause I was so quiet.

The kid who was constantly harassed for being different.

I think its time someone like us to speak up and say your not alone

But hey what do I know.

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Fly Among Stars

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from: fly_among_stars
date: May. 2nd, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)

You sound exactly like me in high school :(

My first piece of advice is that things will get better on their own to an extent, because most people become more mature over time. Maybe not during high school, but definitely after. Once you go to college or start work, you'll find that people will treat you with a lot more respect. Sure there will always be the occasional jerk, but there are a lot fewer of them as you get older.

My second piece of advice: If you aren't happy with your situation, just remember that you have the ability to at least TRY to change it. I'm naturally very quiet and introverted, and as a result, I always felt like an outcast. Very few good friends, never anything to do on the weekends, etc. I realized that it was a choice between living like this for the rest of my life, or changing the way I came across to other people, even if that involved sometimes not acting like the person I really am. I learned to pretend to be a lot more extroverted and sociable than I really am, which helped me meet a large number of people (by my standards). As those people got to know me better, they were better able to see "the real me," but by that point they had known me long enough that they were willing to stay friends with me despite the fact that I'm actually a lot more introverted than I seemed at first. I'm not saying you should necessarily do this--acting like someone you're not is something you should be very careful about doing. I just mean, try not to see yourself as completely helpless in the situation. Even if you choose not to do what I did, at least realize that it (or some variation of it) is an option. You'll feel more in control of your life, and be happier as a result.

Good luck... it gets better.

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Fly Among Stars

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from: fly_among_stars
date: May. 2nd, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)

I just realized that I wrote this under the assumption that you're currently in high school, which might not actually be the case--oops. Well, this is what I'd say to anyone who was in the situation you described, whatever stage of life they're in, because I've been through it.

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