The “Fitting In” Standards Of High School

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Say you’re the new kid at your high school. If you had two choices, to fit in or to “not stand out”, which would you choose? Personally, I think adolescence is really about fitting in more than standing out. Sometimes, a lot of kids fit into a certain group of people because they stand out from the normal standards of adolescent society. The people to blame for this issue, I believe, is not the adolescent even though they practice such behaviors; I believe the media has a great deal of fault for the appeal to fit in. School’s also have a role in this problem as well as the parents. I believe that schools don’t help or try to see the problem of ‘bubbles’ and some parents try to encourage the idea of fitting in.
To begin with, I believe that teenagers try more to fit in than to “not stand out”. In high school, it’s all about cliques, or “bubbles”. In these bubbles, you have different types of people that go into separate groups based on their style, hobbies, appearance, and persona. I believe that teenagers try more to fit in than to “not stand out” because if you’re a new person in school, if you are into skate boarding, and all the skate boarders hang out at the skate park every weekend, chances are you’ll show up to be liked. If the goal in high school was to “not stand out,” everyone would look and act like each other to get along and please each other, and as perfect of a world as we’d like to have, that’s obviously not the case. Stated in the article, “Lesson Plans: Girl Bullying”, “We discussed the pressure that the victim might feel to "agree" with what she thought the bully wanted to hear to fit in.” In the article, it explains that during a 3 way phone call where the bully has the victim on the phone to talk about the bystander who is sitting on the other line listening, that the victim would tend to agree with what the bully has to say about the bystander in a negative way,...

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