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Being Discriminated as a Loner

August 9, 2011
By Dante1o1 SILVER, Huntington Beach, California
Dante1o1 SILVER, Huntington Beach, California
5 articles 10 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fighting is like a Disease, it only can spread and Hurt" ~Dante Dahabreh

Have you ever got made fun of or discriminated so badly that you were labeled a loner in today's society? People around the world are always told by adults, parents, or the general public that teenagers should be a specific type of people. For example the media, like in stereotypical high-school movies, show that there are popular cliches and the loners. But isn't it possible to just break free from this negative impact on the world and change it for the better?

I even experienced myself being alone and not having friends for a while in the past. Its a horrid time where the only person you have to talk to is yourself. You need friends to live life to the fullest. You cannot go through the world by yourself without anyone being right beside you. So how you fix the problem you may ask? Well, you have to know that it is not all the time other people's fault you are alone. It can actually be you not trying to be confident and being stuck in your own bubble. Just be yourself and let your confidence thrive.

So overall, high-schoolers need to understand that they are equal souls trying to take on the world and learn. Respect others how you would want to be respected. Next time you see someone in the park or the playground in school sitting alone, just take some of your time to talk to them. The reward would be fulfilling and you may actually gain a new companion.

The author's comments:
This is a personal experience that I had to go through and I want others to see how my problem can actually fix others.

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This article has 18 comments.

Raven Wood said...
on Aug. 24 2011 at 9:24 am
I think Dante addresses an important issue, and makes several good points.    In addition to his advice, I would look for like minded friends through clubs both in the real world and the web world.   Also, time alone is sometimes an important part of the growing process.    Don't drink or do drugs to make the hours pass.   Find the hobby that makes your heart beat, whether it be art, filmmaking, helping animals, writing, EMT, etc....   My friend volunteered as an EMT and that is how she met her husband.   Every new days brings new possibilities.  As Terry Goodkind said, "It's your one precious life, rise up and live it."

on Aug. 22 2011 at 4:28 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
wow this was really moving! I can sometimes feel like that! And im sorry! I'm very quiet, alot people are like that. Don't feel bad! :)(:

on Aug. 21 2011 at 2:05 pm
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
17 articles 1 photo 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

Wow. This really spoke to me. I can totally relate to your article. I sometimes feel lonley at school and I know what it feel like to be a "loner" and it feels terrible. And I got to admit that it maybe its my own fault because I'm too quiet and refuse to come out of my shell so to speak.  I really appreciate your article and I'm sorry you have felt that solitude too.

emily5689 said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 2:55 pm
Wow this is really moving

penguinsrock said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 1:14 pm
people should never have to feel like they need to fit in to a group to be popular. In fact they should stand out, and just be themselves. Yes, it's bad not to have friends but if they can't accept you as you are it's not worth even talking to them. It's one of the major problems in high school, in my own words I stood out not caring I didn't have any close friends it even came to the point where I had no friends. If you don't have no one to talk to of course your family is always there, friends will leave you in a second but family will always be there. 

countrygirl said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 10:25 pm
It was great. You have a talent for writing and relating to people's feelings. Good job.

on Aug. 17 2011 at 10:03 pm
wow! im speachless! this brought tears to my eyes. no seriously this is good dante :) i like it

srfergirl49 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 9:27 pm
wow,, this is reallyy good ! i can totally tell that you really care about other people and their feelings, greatt job(:

on Aug. 17 2011 at 8:38 pm
You're a really good author and I loved this. In 6th grade, I had no friends for a period of time and I so badly wanted to be popular. This is amazing

Joelle <3 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:59 pm
this was very inspiring and helpful! i can totally relate :)

Gus2 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:52 pm
Very detailed and I can feel for you. Great work.

on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:49 pm
ery nicely written article, it's good to be very introspective in issues like this.  Many teens, now seem to find others to blame; I'm glad you have expressed the idea that maybe it's not other people's faults and that people are reaching out to them, they just need to meet them halfway. 

Eritzabefu said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:37 pm
amazing! you really know how to put people's feelings into words! :)

caig123 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:22 pm
good work :D

on Aug. 17 2011 at 5:14 pm
Dante1o1 SILVER, Huntington Beach, California
5 articles 10 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fighting is like a Disease, it only can spread and Hurt" ~Dante Dahabreh

Thanks a lot! it means so much

on Aug. 17 2011 at 5:10 pm
wow this is really good! you are a fantastic writer. it helped me gain confidence in myself. thank you so much dante:)

dory03 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 4:55 pm
very nice article!!!!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 2:19 am
TheAsianHeather SILVER, Wuhan, Other
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is no longer I that live,but Christ living in me.-The Apostle Paul

I really like this article!I'm the sort of loner you are talking about.Although I'm not always without a friend,I've gone through several long periods of time during which I'm utterly alone.I agree with you,strongly,and truly hope things will become better for loners.