Not Normal

i tried to be 'normal'  and 'popular' by the stereotypes    i was blond  skinny  dating the popular jock guy and seemed to be able to fool everybody   

it was sort of my social experiment that i proved that i got alot more attention being that way and it made me sad that i got attention for the way i looked and not who i was

but it was my fault in a sense for trying that experiment   i knew in my mind that that would happen and i felt let down by society when it did   but it was still interesting
dancingkitin dancingkitin
26-30, F
4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

"it was sort of my social experiment that i proved that i got alot more attention being that way and it made me sad that i got attention for the way i looked and not who i was"<br />
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I'm actually attempting that experiement right now. I've never been one to conform and other than in the dating scene and in high school, there was really no problem with it. I'm so comfortable and secure with my personality that I'm actually going ahead with it. I'll let you know how it goes when you try to do it as an adult!

I know exactly what you mean. In school i kind of pretended to be someone i wasn't just because that's the way all my friends were. I pretended i liked their kind of music and their kind of things when actually i hated them. Now i dress how i want, act how i want and when people see me they are shocked at how much i have changed but at the end of the day i am alot happier with myself and that's all that matters.

I really like your story :) i did the same thing back in highschool. Did the hair, the make-up. the latest trends, the popular stuff and in the end, i did realize that i was much more "in" simply because of some superficial conditions applied on us by society. Honestly, i was quite disillusioned... But in any case, over the years, i truly did realize that even the most steryotypical people are far from being "normal", because even normalcy is subjective...People are never what they seem which is a good thing, because really, who would ever wish to be defined as normal??

Its a horrible thought isn't it when society doesn't care who you are as long as you look like a perfect popular person. Its something that i will never understand. A person is so much more then the wrapping they come in.