Thursday, November 05, 2009
No matter how many schools youíve attended there are some things that never change. There are qualities instilled in all adolescent environments.
Being a student whoís transferred to 15 different schools throughout her life (James Logan being her fourth high school), Iíve discovered several indisputable truths. Entering a new high school is like entering the land of opportunity. At first, everyone is nice. And ultimately you can be whoever you want to be. Unfortunately, 99% of the time you donít know who that is. It may be refreshing at first, but reinventing yourself is risky. In the high school society, students always pay closer attention to the unknown.
Of course, there are downfalls to landing in unfamiliar territory. Being new can make you feel lonely, vulnerable, and uncertain in a room full of people. These are all qualities of an easy target. Itís important not to be naÔve in dangerous situations. Itís even more important to have good judgment with people in order to avoid those dangerous situations. Moving a lot is most likely to make you a closed person. Although, I must admit that there are few exceptions in society of people who are worth the awkward conversation.
Different schools donít just mean different faces. They mean different voices, diverse opinions, and new experiences. Regardless of where you are in the world, when youíre young itís only natural to be hurt and disappointed among everyone else.
The silver lining is that majority of the time itís worth it, and even if it doesnít last, youíd have learned something.