On Being Strange Vi This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   In my younger years, I was considered a normal kid, but something must have happened because now I feel as if I ihave a totally different way of thinking than everyone else. I have different opinions on politics, clothes, books, and ideas. The strange thing is that I am proud of that. It's not everyday you meet someone who acts the way I do. In some ways I'm a normal teenager, but in some ways I am not.

What really bothers me is that people sometimes make bad remarks on the way I act, think, and dress. Who determines what is normal and what is not?

I ask myself that question everyday. People are more interesting if they are strange. People who are independent receive more respect from me. Why can't people be themselves?




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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