Celebrated for its theme of nonconformity, Stargirl only proves that while people might try to stand out and do what they wish to, rather than what society wishes for them to do, the change is not easy to perceive and will of course be seen with some contempt to gradually be deemed ‘okay’ and yet not as something mundane, but something they have to get used to. Although in the end we see of the novel that their school did change their ways, during the course of the novel there had been many times when they gladly accepted the change, but had gone back to their own ways the next day. The Cry for Individuality in Contemporary Literature Some of the most celebrated authors among teens are John Green and Rainbow Rowell who made important
When thinking about bystanders and upstanders and talking about the subject in many situations, people always tell you that they would be upstanders no matter what but the fact of the matter is that when you are in the situation no matter who you are many would chose to stay quiet. Why is this? Aren’t we supposed to be good people? The matter is that many don't intervene due to the consequences it can lead to their families, their cultural background leading to what they were taught and the risk they are putting upon themselves. Many people chose to be bystanders in risky situations due to the fact that it leads to their family suffering the consequences.
Have you ever felt alone or isolated from the world? Well from being in middle school, I’ve learned that some people feel as if the world revolved around them. They do things they never would’ve done. Yet, they still do it just to try to fit in the crowd. From many experiences, I have learned that it’s ok to not be with the crowd since the crowd isn’t always the best option.
In the 2007 article “The Bystander Effect” the author Dorothy Barkin talked about the reasons why most people decide not to get involved in complex situations. Many think that the reasons maybe very obvious such as the fear of possible danger to one’s self or having to go through long legal proceedings. However, the author talks about two main reasons for such actions. The first is ambiguity, the fact the most people do not know how to evaluate different situations and there lays most for the decision making. As knowing what the problem that you are facing in that moment, that alone creates a high-pressure environment that most people would not like to be involved in.
People today want to live a happy life, so that one day, they can look back and be pleased with what they see. This too, comes at a price. The people have to spend their whole lives working up to that moment. That person may spend numerous hours volunteering at a homeless shelter, spending time with their family, or even traveling the globe. The fact of the matter is, that the price of a good, meaningful life is the time you spent making it that way.
It’s Not Universal Humans are social beings and, typically, we prefer to surround ourselves with similar types of people. Often times, this means excluding others and even outcasting them from society. Nearly everybody has experienced being an outsider. whether it was not knowing anyone at a new school to not having the “must have” item that everyone else seemingly had. The experience of being an outsider is not universal because the feelings associated with being outcast are circumstantial, people react differently, and people have varying degrees of introversion.With these conditions, it is impossible to have the same experience as everyone else.
If you feel as if no one notices you on a daily basis then you arent constantly wondering what people are saying about you or if they like what you are wearing. You are a free spirit! “ I am a free spirit… admire me from the ground or fly with me… but do not ever try to cage me” -
My grandmother has always made a point to show how hard work and a good education could propel me to new opportunities and help get me a better life than she had. This instilled work ethic and positivity inspires me to give all that I can every day and to look at situations in a positive and constructive light. Input from my grandparents and parents has shaped my worldview and actions. While my family lives comfortably now, my parents did not have such a lucky life. At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college.
It may decrease the amount of bullies, yet it makes you a target for bullies outside of the school. It also encourages discipline, yet not from the child's parent. After people read others opinions they usually vacillate, this is because they come to a epiphany of how many cons it brings to their children and themselves. Parents usually pick schools in hierarchy and those schools often require uniforms. Some people may wish to dress bourgeois but not all schools are immaculate.
I found the weekly planner assignment to be enlightening because it showed my weekly progression for the goals I set at the beginning of the week and the roles that I embrace in a given week. This assignment has helped me with what I can do better to align my goals with my actions. These goals come from the roles that define me, so by increasing my chances of achieving my goals, I am also developing my various roles. Completing a weekly planner for two weeks has provided me an opportunity to be critical of how I spend my time and change it to be more complementary to my key roles. The first week of the assignment , I spent a lot of time practicing, helping teammates with their schoolwork, and studying for the LSAT.
I think that almost everybody had a time that a friend was disloyal to him or her once or that you don’t want to be nice anymore because you always have a negative response when you try to reach out. One thing that Teixeira said in the first line was struck out to me. He was talking about how he doesn’t have patience for certain things, not because he is full of himself but because he doesn’t want to be bothered with people that doesn’t want his best interest in heart. From my own personal experience I would agree with him on this. I look back to freshman year in high school.
Improvement is something that is always welcomed in my family, my parents taught me to believe that you can be great but there is always room to be better. From a young age that has been instilled into my head and I continue to believe in it. From taking JROTC, the program has helped me to improve a lot over the two years. I began this year with low rated decision making and time management skills, this quarter I have improved. While I have improved in other areas I got worse in my self-esteem.
I do not let this pain hold me back in life and I will never let any other adversity do so either. Anyone who knows me knows that I am very independent. I was unable to go out or get ready in the morning on my own, and that was not going to work for me. So, day by day, I did everything I could to be my own person and not let this hold me back. I’ve always felt a little voice inside my head telling me that I am special and that there is a great plan for my life.