It Just Is

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
who and what we are, as teens or even as people

Submitted: June 06, 2017

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Submitted: June 06, 2017



Who are we? What are we?

As people, we are not just formed of water and blood and bones. We are filled with words. These words explain us, who we are, our thoughts. But often we hide behind them. We put forth an image of ourselves that might not necessarily be true depending on who we’re with. If we are with certain people or at certain places, we change. Sometimes minorly, sometimes drastically. We may even not realize these changes—they’re just instinct.

Each and every one of us has a story, reasons for how we act and the way we are. We are not the things that have happened to us. We are what happened afterwards. But more than that; we are different.

There is often a lot of pressure to fit in. We all seem to think that if we are not part of a collective group than we somehow are less of a person. Why do we tell ourselves that we don’t matter if the people around us don’t think this or that? Because that’s the way our society is.

What will we become? Authors, teachers, doctors, actors, athletes. All our lives the question has been asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” or “what do you want to do after high school?”. Some of us may know after our first day of school. Others may not figure it out until they’re in their 30’s. Whatever the case is, we are not born to do something. We may have talents or excel in certain aspects of our lives, but it takes work. Nothing that we’ll ever do will be easy. A lot of the time, the things that are most important to us will cause some of the hardest decisions that we’ll ever have to make. Why is life like that is unknown. It just is.

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