“I embraced my role as the insubordinate who sleepwalked her way through the 30-minute mile. The mediocre grades I consistently received in PE were anchors that weighed down my otherwise spotless academic record.” Megan was a slacker when it came to physical education and when she joined wrestling she thought she would achieve something great just like her father did. She may have failed all those times wrestling, but she achieved something great for herself. “I still wrestle from time to time, but exclusively for sexual purposes. I still lose every time.
The reasons being, most professional athletes don’t play longer than 3-5 years during their career. That’s a very long retirement and what if you get hurt, it will be very hard to live 50 years in retirement on a 3-year career. Next, it’s not fair to others who aren’t born athletes and have to concentrate hard on their grades to get into a good college. If athletes don’t work hard on their grades, they are just wasting talent. Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world.
For example, almost every day the girls wear short miniskirts, blazers, and knee high socks. When Tai first showed up, no one wanted to talk to her because what she was wearing wasn’t acceptable to be seen with. According to Susan Bordo, in “Gentlemen or Beast? Double Bind of Masculinity” declares that we reward the men who meet the high expectations of ancient authority, but shame men whose gender hostility doesn’t line with the criteria (Bordo 219). Though this message is directed towards men, we see that Clueless has a lot in common with it, because when Tai wasn’t meeting society’s needs with her appearance, she was looked down
Instead, he starts off as a scared and nervous kid who could barely hold himself to go to practice. Royce can be seen thinking “I was scared shitless when I first came out, and not of the coaches. Like all freshmen, I was shipped over to JV, Team White, and I was so nervous the first day I had the shits for thirty minutes and was late for my first real practice. I was in the stall bent over and miserable and thinking, No way you can compete at this level. I had my chin on my knees.
Imagine that you have been trying something hard for so long and then finally just quit. I have always had ok grades here at Lowell Middle School. this year I started to go in the lower range of grades like D’s to C’s.But other years at lowell schools were not even close to years like this.And getting bad grades created a wildfire in eigth grade for me.This is a big problem because this could affect test and exam scores. I have never been excited about bad grades because most of my friends get good grades.This year I have become the kid that the teacher talks to after class because of them having a failing grade. My family does not get excited about me getting bad grades.My mom has been trying to find me a tutor but has not been very successful in finding her task.I say to my parents that i am trying my best to find and get help from teachers and fellow students but I think to myself that i have been lying becasue i have not been trying my hardest.
Through all of this we can learn that if we love who we are then there’s no one that can take that away from us. If people bring negative energy towards you and judge you for physical appearance, then truthfully, they are worth changing for in the first place. You should never change so much of yourself for others that you become someone that you know you’re not. Stop pretending, be yourself, and love
I have learned that the boy you think you 're in love with in junior high may stop talking to you in high school. I have learned to always give people a chance because it 's the person you never thought you would be friends with that could end up being your best friend. I have also learned that coming from a wealthy family or being a star athlete can get you a long way and help get you out of trouble. One of the most important lessons I have learn is to stop caring what people think of you because there will always be someone who doesn 't like you and some people are always going to talk about you behind
My glasses were thrown off my face, my eyes were starting to bruise and finally, I could barely see out of my eyes. It went on for weeks after weeks. The next time, Jasmine tried to push me down, but instead my hand got caught in the gym door and skin was ripped off. I still have the scar to prove it. The scar has never left my hand and it reminds me of how much I was never wanted in the world.
I don’t want to say I was naïve; things just didn’t seem to bother me the way it bothered the other kids who looked like me. I had let race begin to consume my mind and felt that what was happening was unfair, and begin to take it out on my white best friend. I got so jealous, angry, and frustrated that we eventually stopped being friends. My view of the world had forever changed since that one moment in middle school. I began to stop
Growing up with five other siblings can be a struggle, especially when you are the youngest. From always feeling obligated to be better than my older siblings in school and making smarter life choices than they did, always seem to make things for me a little tougher.To my mom never really who never had the chance to complete high school.Despite having hose things in mind, I managed to Receive so many awards or accomplishments such as being the scholastic standout to being the part of top ten rank students of the class of 2018 at my school. Such as that would make others proud but yet blind others from seeing how much weight I bare my shoulders. When I was a child I never really wanted toys to play with instead I wanted to read books or play