Paper: My Life in School and How I Engaged with the Wrong Group

It hurt a lot when they did that. It felt like my world was falling apart. Did | say something stupid or do something that made them not want to invite me? | kept thinking to myself. | felt like | had wasted a whole year at school at school. When summer started | began to listen to some new bands that | hadnt heard of before. One of the first songs | heard was a song about trying to fit in at high school. | couldnt believe it. These guys were singing about the same stuff that | was going through. Their music made me realize that | didnt need to be popular to fit in. | could be happy without being popular. | found out that being popular at our high school was just going to a bunch of parties and getting drunk. Why do people consider you popular if you do that? | just didnt understand that and | still dont. When school started up again that fall, | felt a lot better starting the year then | had in the past. It was probably because | just didnt care about fitting in anymore. | was going to hang out with whomever | wanted to and not care what anyone else thought. As the year pressed on | became friends with kids who | would of never of hung out with last year. | still was friends with a couple of the popular kids and jocks but | didnt only hang out with them. | became friends with thugs, punks and many other types of kids. Even tough these kids werent the most popular in school, | had a lot more in common with these kids then | did with the popular group of kids. We all liked the same kind of music, and we could relate to each. With the other group of kids | had tried to be friends with, it was hard to relate with them. | couldnt relate to going to parties and drinking or smoking. With my new group of friends it felt like | knew exactly what they were talking about every time they explained how they felt about a certain topic or issue. When the year started to come to an end | actually felt really good about what had happened during the year....