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
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.
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