“To be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings
Sunday, September 7, 2003
I just got off the phone with one of my friends and we were talking about stereotypes that people have for you when you are in middle school and high school.
Like people are always like, ‘He’s a punk and he’s a Goth. She’s a prep and he’s a jock.’
To fit in or to be different
It really makes me mad because they judge people just because of the clothes they are wearing and not by their personalities. Some people try to fit themselves into categories just because they want to fit in or be different. But the truth is, they aren’t being different. For example, if someone wants to be a punk just because they want to be different, they are just being like all the other punks.
If you want to be different, don’t let people put you into a category or a stereotype. Just be yourself.
Just be yourself.
That’s why I try my hardest not to be in a category and just try to be myself. I have asked a lot of people and they all say they can’t put me into a stereotype because I hang out with everyone and don’t wear any certain type of clothing. I just wear what I like and what is comfortable. I listen to rock n roll, but I’m not a punk or a Goth. Every now and then I wear Old Navy but I’m not a prep.
I am just me.
I think that no one should judge other people by what they wear or do. People should not be called preps, posers, Goths, jocks, punks, etc. They should just be individuals and not be put into a stereotype.
So if anyone ever calls you any of those names, just tell them ‘I am just me.’ I hope everyone understands what I’m saying here.
Look up 1 Corinthians 4:3-5.
It is a really good verse and relates to what I’m saying.