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      Have you ever noticed how invisible you really are as a person? When I was sick I missed a few days of school. When I returned I went to all my teachers for my missed assignments and realized that none seemed to care that I’d been ill or that my recovery hadn’t been particularly easy. They just handed me my work and went on with their day. They didn’t care, that was obvious. I wasn’t treated like an individual, or even a person just getting over a disease. I was treated like an object, and one that people could do without.

It would have been nice to hear “Glad you’re back” or “Good to see you.” It was upsetting just to be handed a sheet of paper with what I had missed, or told to check the school’s website for homework.

I’m a junior, and very involved. My life is extremely busy so I understand if my teachers’ minds were somewhere else, but where is the line drawn at treating a human so much like a thing? Sympathy is the emotion I am talking about. I might be running around, but I can always spare two minutes for a quick conversation with someone who needs it. It’s not fair to be treated with so little respect. Is it so hard to ask, “How are you feeling?”

Let’s just say, it didn’t make my return to school any easier to be treated like a ghost.

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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matt mapes123 said...
Sept. 14, 2009 at 8:58 am
i feel bad 4 u
 
Hiddensmile said...
Feb. 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm
I felt like that before..and mayne i wish somtimes people took the time to notice the people that never get noticed instead. i know teachers are probley quite busy at the time to even notice you there but if they didnt notice im sure someone else might have.. :)
 
SarahSunshine said...
Nov. 25, 2008 at 1:30 am
you are "not" invisible.
no matter what your seeing thru your eyes.
if no1 is looking at you, or if teachers and people aren't caring.
people "do" notice you. it took me awhile to get that.
and i still struggle with these feelings that i'm never enough to fulfill other peoples wants.
just have faith and be bold.
show confidence and you will be noticed
 
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