Understanding the unknown

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Have you ever been an outcast, a loner, different? This miscellaneous is for all sorts of people. The exceptional, original, ordinary, different.... this is about being yourself, being different and how that shouldn't be frowned upon. We should all have the right to liven as we want, live true to ourselves, without wearing a mask. The world can sometimes look so fake and yet everyone in it is real. They just hide from the world. They hide to avoid the comments, the strange looks... to avoid being judged. Well this is an attempt to stop anyone from having to avoid that. Being different should be a pride, not a fear.

Submitted: April 03, 2016

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Submitted: April 03, 2016



Do you know what it feels to be an outcast? Have you ever felt different or alone? In my opinion everyone feels that every once in a while. Everyone has been an outcast once, everyone has been different at one point or another, whether it is an opinion, a mental state, an appearance... everyone has been different, some have only been different a few exceptional moments in their lives, some are always different. I am in the latter category, most of the time I love being different, when I am different I feel like I am myself, like I know who I am. But it isn't always easy. It can be harder to make friends, the people around you are scared of you, sometimes they don't even see you as human. They think that you are some kind of alien, with no feeling, that doesn't need human contact, you are just considered a thing, an object, part of the décor.


Tomorrow I am going on a school trip, with no real friends, they are the people who are scared or don't consider me human. I realise that this school trip is nothing, there are much bigger problems in the world. I will get through this trip, it's just a few days, I need to go to prove to myself that I won't let my classmates stop me from going, I need to prove to myself that I can be committed to school. But I still hate being seen differently, I am just being me but apparently no one understands that. I am often asked why I am the way I am, why I am so different. People wonder why others are scared of me when they see me walking in the street, why it doesn't look normal when I get drunk or high at a party... People say that that is wrong and should be changed. I say the opposite. People shouldn't cover up who they really are just to fit in.


The way the world works confuses me sometimes. I don't understand why or how some people can wear such impressive masks, why they don't want anyone to get to know them, the true them. Why does the world have to be so fake? Wouldn't it just be better and easier if everyone was themselves? We would all be closer and free, no hiding, no pretending.


To anyone who reads this, please try the test. Get through a week without hiding who you are. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean that you have to tell everyone everything about you, everyone is aloud to have secrets. But maybe getting through a week without being some stranger, without carrying that mask and being scared that people will see through it and discover the real you, maybe it can help you. It helps me. It has it's bad sides, not everyone agrees that you should be you or I should be me but you will see that it is extremely freeing, it makes you feel so liberated. And maybe you will even end up finding something out about yourself.

Ignoring and living with the comments and strange looks isn't always easy but it is worth it, we should all be allowed to be ourselves without being scared or ashamed. No one should have the power to take that away from us.


Today only a few of us are different, who knows about tomorrow. If only a few more people start being themselves, more and more will step up and in the end, we will all be different. If enough people are different, it starts to become normal.


Stay strong, keep on surviving, see you, I love you!

Be yourself, be different


Teen nobody.

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