Is it Worth Fitting In?

BY SAMANTHA CAPPAS  – Staff writer

 Would you change yourself just to fit in? Do you really think it’s worth it to change yourself for students who don’t care about you for who you really are?

Many students from LHS try so hard to fit in so other students will not make fun of them. Sometimes bullying can occur, and that’s when all the negativity arrives.

It should not have to go that far. Students should be able to be themselves without being scared or hiding their real personalities.

In many high schools there are different cliques; the people with the different attitudes, the shy ones, and the cool ones.

Why does high school have to be so complicated? Why change who you are for students you probably will not even be friends with in the future?

I asked 10th grader, Michelle DeJesus, how she felt about students trying to hide their personalities to try and fit in. She said, “I would have to disagree with it, because no one can change who you are.”

“No one should be scared to show their true colors, and be someone you are not to try and fit in.” Wise words from an intelligent student, don’t you agree?

No student   should be judged on looks, personalities, or where they come from. You are free to be yourself.

If you have friends who judge you, then they are not a true friend. Friends accept you for you, not who you try to be.

As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

I’ve learned a lot from this saying, and hopefully it does the same for you. Just be yourself and enjoy life the way you want!

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