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I Don't Fit. And I Don't Want To.

I don't fit in with any group or stereotype, and I DON'T WANT TO. I have friends in all different groups, but I don't fit with any specific clique. I am loud and obnoxious, but also really deep emotionally, so I don't fit with superficial people. I'm depressed, but don't make a big show of it, so I don't fit in with the goths, or self-labeled "emo" kids. I love gymnastics, but I'm not into gym class, so I don't fit in with jocks. I played baseball, did karate, and most of my friends are guys, but I'm not a tomboy. I don't fit in. Plain and simple. But guess what? I don't care! I love a lot of the quirky things about me most, and I get to experience a diversity of people this way.
cowchicken cowchicken 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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Thank you all(: I hate watching my peers limit themselves through inhibitions. An original is ALWAYS worth more than a copy.

You have a healthy view of yourself in relation to others. Being a teenager brings a tremendous amount of pressure to fit into a labeled and put into a group. How one handles the pressures of physical and social change within themselves as an evolving and growing person, can have a huge impact on how they handle the stresses of life as an adult. Acknowledgement of your depression without glorifying it is admirable. Nor should anybody be ashamed of being depressed. I think it is very important to keep one healthy (mentally and physically) and advocate for people to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables and drink plenty of water. Eating well helps one to be well. If gym isn't your thing, and it isn't for a lot of people, I would suggest some long walks that can help clear your mind and help it to focus as well as help you physically.

I think it's great that you (particularly as a teen) are content to be who you are and aren't trying to make yourself into someone you are not. That takes a lot of strength :) I was like that in high school as well.. I was pretty much friends with every "group" but I did my own thing. Walk your path; it will benefit you as time goes on!

We are in the same boat. You are not alone. Be at peace with who you are, and don't care that you do not fit in. There are important things to think about.

To all my fellow Fugitives from the Law of Averages: Celebrate your beautiful uniqueness. Notice how the most successful and happy people in the world are those who can do so . . . We are made to be fully ourselves! A good example of this is Oprah Winfrey. Look for others, you will notice the perfection God created us to be displayed in much the same delightful way.