"You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because you're all the same."

November 2, 2007
By Aianna Buist, Lynden, WA

"You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because you're all the same." The funny thing about that saying is because I found it in my Spanish book, written in the back, but it's true. Everyone laughs at the people that are different and individuals, but what about the people that act the same and dress the same, the 'popular people’?
What people don’t see is that those people that are different, is that they are beautiful on the inside. It doesn’t matter whether or not they have the latest clothes fashion, if they have perfect hair, or if they dating the cutest guy, it matters who they are and what they’re like.
We live in a prejudice world where we won’t look twice at a person, because of what they’re wearing, whether they’re hot or not, what their skin color is, if they smell bad, or whatever the reason may be. Either way, we always find something different about people and somehow form an opinion before we even know what they are like.
Before you judge some one, think of how you would feel if someone did that to you. Try getting to know a person before you form an opinion, because that one person just might change your life.

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svds1 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 21 2012 at 5:21 pm
svds1 BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess.

Yes! It's mean, I mean...if we got rid of stereotypes, then most of our problems would be resolved, right! just think! in school, people will only go out with you if they like your face & your status. they think it's a social game. so lets just get past the box of stereotypes people!!

on Nov. 10 2011 at 11:30 am
MagusEceerb SILVER, Buttville, South Carolina
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As someone who has gone from social outcast to fairly popular, take it from me that the outcasts have very stereotyped views.  I hang out with what would be considered the "popular" crowd and they are all very much different in their own ways.  In fact even though they wear similar clothes, that just gives them more of a reason to be motivated to individualize themselves.  

I LIKE PIE said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 11:11 am
People tease me in school all the time at school, but I'll bet you anything that I'm happier than those people because I do what I love, not what other people think is normal.

on Apr. 26 2011 at 3:47 pm
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester

That is  great line. Most people can be mean and will laugh at you but in the end, they're the ones that look like clones. They also will make fun of you to feel superior or to not be picked on. All this to say, I liked this very much :) 

p.s. : rated 5 stars...

on Apr. 4 2011 at 7:35 pm
septemberstarz BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"All you need is love"

Yes. I  love you. That is an amazing quote.

on Apr. 4 2011 at 12:12 pm
RainbowLeprechaun SILVER, Hanover Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"...And your shame won't erase my features. The little girl still spins in circles, swinging her pigtails and studying her pure world. And i will make her proud." -Weezie Haley

I get your point but maybe that is how they feel themselves. In dressing themselves in what you call "wierd" they're only "wierd" to you because that's not your style, but maybe that's theirs. Try setting a goal for yourself, to not be so judgemental. Put yourself in their shoes. You don't live their life, how do you know that "wierd" style isn't what they truly like. Your not them.

on Apr. 4 2011 at 11:50 am
RainbowLeprechaun SILVER, Hanover Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"...And your shame won't erase my features. The little girl still spins in circles, swinging her pigtails and studying her pure world. And i will make her proud." -Weezie Haley

I like your outlook on this. In one way or another all people prejudice. "Popular people" are prejudice against "outcasts" because they're different. "Outcast" are prejudice against "populars" because they're prejudice. I only know one person in my life that really tries his best not to be prejudice towards anybody. He's friends with almost everybody in the school, populars and outcasts. And that's my boyfriend. It's sad that he's the only one like that.

alogolf23 said...
on Jan. 28 2011 at 9:45 am
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cool story bro

on Jan. 6 2011 at 7:22 pm
SeerKnowsBest SILVER, Pryor, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
i have so many favourite quotes, but one that has stuck with me for years is " to die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan, Peter Pan, j. m. barrie

same thing here. everyone tries to be different.... yet they all end up (as oddly as this seems) the same.

on Jan. 6 2011 at 6:42 pm
niko_timmy BRONZE, ---, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
the Battle of the Sexes with never be over, there's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

same thing at my school. everyone is crazy and different in their own way, no one is really the same. the problem at my school is that no one is themselves, everyone has changed themselves into what they think will make them seem cooler.

on Dec. 15 2010 at 6:39 pm
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE PLATINUM, Howell, Michigan
22 articles 3 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If I speak in the tongues of angels, but have not love, I'm only a resounding noise , If I have the gift of knowledge, And if my faith moves mountains high, But have not love I am nothing… Though I know the One, Who holds the stars in the heavens, In the palm of His hand, If I give all I possess , To the poor and the helpless, I'll still gain nothing, Without love… Love's patient, True love is always kind, Love does not envy, Never brags, it's never proud, Slow to wrath, it keeps no records of wrongs against friends, Love forgives… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-5,7)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms..." ~ George Santayana

This statement goes both ways, "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because you're all the same." Reverse it. You are now laughing at them because while they are all the same as eachother they are, in fact, different from you. It's a cycle of prejudice, now the real question is... will humanity ever escape it...

on Dec. 15 2010 at 8:31 am
bennyB PLATINUM, Memphis, Tennessee
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It is kind of true. The thign is peopel try to hard to be different. In my school in my opinion people try a bit to hard to be different. They weare all of this crazy outfits, and hair cuts and do all of these crazy things, but if you ask me you should be yourself thats the ebxt way to be different. In my school there are a whole bunch of wierd people like this and they are verry wierd. Im arround wierd people most of the time and it anoys me

on Nov. 1 2010 at 12:30 pm
t.i.m.n_w PLATINUM, Iqaluit, Other
30 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
When oppertunites come, don't be afraid to try for them, they might open doors to bigger and better things.

that is so true!, it has happended to me.

7Ariel7 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 18 2010 at 1:31 pm
7Ariel7 BRONZE, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.




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