about the social drama high schoolers can face...
I am a Junior in High School. So far, the experience has been stressful, in both good ways as well as bad, however the negative seems to outweigh the positive. What causes this negative stress? Grades? Well, yes a little. Boys? More than grades but that's not the biggie. Friends and people? Bingo.
Now, for a long time, I thought these kind of people were only found in New Hampshire. Note that in New Jersey, my home before I started high school, I had a rough time with people as well, but not like this. However, after talking with other people, it seems these kinds of stresses, no matter how immature, ignorant, or insane they appear, are everywhere.
I admit, it took me all of Freshman year and part of my Sophomore year to sort myself out from middle school and find out who I true ly was. And that will be a process that I, and every human being, will go through for the rest of their lives...for we are always evolving. Whether everyone has a progressive or regressive evolution, I cannot tell. I made and lost friends during my progressive evolution, not just because I changed, but they also changed. And that's how it will always be. But because high school can be compared to the most immediate and extreme places where this evolution takes place, it can be very depressing.
I believe myself to be intelligent and a good person. I know others feel this way about me and I feel that way about most of those I care for. But, in reference to some of the people I have met on this journey, I cannot fathom.
To me, some of these people seem utterly insane, cruel, heartless, and ignorant beyond all imagine.
Part of me will always feel sorry for such people, especially those who have been like this all their lives, but that doesn't mean what they do is right. One girl in particular comes to mind. She is everything I mentioned and more. She hurts and drives everyone from her. She thinks she is a goddess, but doesn't know that pretty much 90% of those in my high school wish her demise. And even if she thinks she will amount to something, if she keeps acting this way, she will amount to nothing.
High school is a time where we find ourselves, where we develop social skills. You can get away with a lot in high school. But, if you cannot develop proper social skills, which are a nessessity in this life for a job, friends, and lovers, you won't get far. You can twist weak people's minds into following you, as she has, but most people in the job world will not fall for that.
The sad thing is, one of my dearest friends whom I thought was strong and whom I stood by through his pain, turned out to be weak and living in a twisted reality in which Romeo and Juliet is not a fiction. This fiction is fueled by this girl. It is his truth. And unless he matures, all his dreams will be taken. You cannot be weak and you cannot be lazy. You cannot be ignorant and you cannot get by on cruelty.
I entreat all of you who read this and are in High School, get away from those who bring you down. Friends and lovers should raise you, not break you. Be free. For those who are creul and weak, please...you must become strong or grow up, else the road ahead of you, a dead end, will take you away. Turn your path. Otherwise, just like animals kill the weak of their kind, you will basically be shunned by the majority of the world. Not because people are unkind. But because people have tried to reach you, and if no one gets a response, you will be shut out from their world.
And please, don't start wars...especially if the person you say is against you has NO idea what you speak of. (I am currently going through this with that girl...supposedly, because I don't approve of her cheating on her boyfriend, a friend of mine, and I left her circle because I didn't want to be associated with such creulty, I am turning the school against her and recruiting people to my "side." If there are any sides, it is ignorance and common sense. If people wipe their eyes and see the truth, they will leave you if you push them away!!! No one is the leader of these sides. When I found out I was supposedly a general of the opposing side in this world, it was news to me.)
The life of a high schooler is creul, especially if they are strong and pure hearted. But in the end, the strong and pure hearted will always succeed and break the darkness with the prismatic light formed as the light of maturity grace the pure undying crystal of the soul in their hearts.