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Observation Of The Teenage Hierarchy

Essay By: Chrysta
Young adult



They are nobodies. Weird kids. They resort to gothic cults, less popular groups, druggies, wallflowers, or suicides.


Submitted:Dec 7, 2009    Reads: 572    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   


The Social Class can be observed everyday in schools. Kids are singled out, picked on,and teased each day. I am one of those kids. Other kids judge me by my clothing, myattitude, and my looks. I don't dress and act the same as they do; the other kids live a lifeof containment within a stereotypical bubble riddled with hatred and certain rules tofollow. They enjoy wearing identical clothing, acting like mindless clones as they try outfor their sports and succeed in all of their classes with no effort at all. If you are different,there is no place for you, so you may as well forget about fitting in. I stopped trying in 6thgrade. The kids that act this way are from rich, prosperous families without a speck ofdirt to mar their name.And the others? They are nobodies. Weird kids. They resort to gothic cults, less populargroups, druggies, wallflowers, or suicides. Teenagers have sensitive feelings. Most ofthem cannot handle harmless teasing, or confusing feelings of alienation. These ones dieoff like flies, falling into oppression and self abuse. They may start drinking or drugs,getting into fights, or even cutting. I belong to one of these groups. Which, I cannotreveal. But I'm sure many could guess which I belong in. Some kids keep trying andnever realize that they are whispered of and laughed upon behind their backs. They willget theirs, they are bound to suffer for their sins. In a survey of high school students, theNational Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center found that almost 1 in 5 teens hadthought about suicide, about 1 in 6 teens had made plans for suicide, and more than 1 in12 teens had attempted suicide in the last year. As many as 8 out of 10 teens who commitsuicide try to ask for help in some way before committing suicide, such as by seeing adoctor shortly before the suicide attempt. 1 Most of the time, this doesn't help. There isno help for these kids, and the ones who have taken away their smiles will keep takingand taking until there aren't any more smiles. Just funerals scheduled much too early.

1 http://www.teendepression.org/articles1.html




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