Individuality! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Something has been puzzling me for quite some time. No matter which way I look, I can't find an answer. I have ash blonde hair, I am about 5'3" and I have blue eyes. There are probably thousands of other people in the world with those characteristics, but none of them is exactly identical to me. None has exactly the same figure, skin tone or appearance that I do. None of them believes in all that I believe, or imagine all that I imagine. None of them possesses every one of my strengths or my weaknesses. None of them has committed each of my wrongs or my rights. I am an individual, and so is everyone else. Yet, people are repeatedly and continually harassed for being different.

If no two people are alike in every way, why is it so difficult for each of us to accept individuality? n

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 12 at 2:07 am
i love this so much!
lwellsy45 said...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 9:24 am
This is true, people are constently critisized for being to fat, ugly, pretty, skinny. ecyt.
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