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Who are you?

In Editorials on September 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm

By; Kristyn Blackwood

"All I am saying is to be yourself and not let the critical opinions of those who do not matter dictate who you discover yourself to be." Photo courtesy of Kristen Hegel

Everyone has something or many things that they worry about each day. For some people, it’s what to wear, how to fix his/her hair, or will others judge me today? Why is it that we are so obsessed with what other people at school and in society think about us?

            This is more of a growing problem for girls today. Girls in society’s high schools and middle schools worry more about being accepted and being judged by others than they focus on if they are satisfied with themselves. Girls will spend hours in front of the mirror scrutinizing over their appearance. Many times the thing you will find wrong with yourself and appearance is something that other people will not even notice.

            Why is it that nobody is satisfied with themselves as individuals anymore? Everyone tries to be someone who they are not. It should not matter if people judge you; the people who matter to your life and should be important to you usually will not be the ones to judge. Those are the people who will most likely be there to support you in any decision you make in life and encourage you to be yourself and embrace who you are.

            As teenagers in high school, many of us barely even know who we are. We are still in the process of finding out who we are or discovering the type of person we want to be in life. This period of our life should be a time to experiment and discover. By doing this you are exposing many sides of yourself to the world and cannot let the fear of being judged get in your way. If all people did was worry about being judged by others there would be no celebrities or people whom we look up to. Most likely the people we look up to are the ones who stand out and are different from the accepted normal. So all I am saying is to be yourself and not let the critical opinions of those who do not matter dictate who you discover yourself to be.

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