|1.||Normal?||Read it Now|
|2.||CAUTION! Religious statement up ahead!||Read it Now|
|3.||Ethics||Read it Now|
|4.||CAUTION! Religious statement up ahead! No. 2 - Links||Read it Now|
|5.||Love||Read it Now|
|6.||One day to the next?||Read it Now|
|7.||People. Together.||Read it Now|
|8.||Who am I?||See below|
|9.||In touch||Read it Now|
|10.||Work in progress.||Read it Now|
|11.||Mind||Read it Now|
|Who am I?|
|Okay, this is an article I wrote and submitted to the College Herald - not to be published.|
Who am I?
A lost world, a lost nation, a lost identity. Teenagers these days have no sense of who they actually are, not knowing what music, clothes, even people they like. They only enjoy what their friends and their ‘clique’ members like, and this is not healthy. As in the words of my good friends from Coldplay (their song ‘Politik”) “Look at Earth from outer space, everyone must find a place”, meaning everyone must know where they stand in this world, and implying that anyone who doesn’t is at a loss.
I actually only recently started to go on the path to self-discovery, knowing where I stand. After taking a step back, assessing my situation, and looking at the people around me. I found that the people I was hanging out with, my ‘clique’, were people I didn’t actually enjoy being around, I was getting nothing out of being with them, in simple terms, they were poison to my system. So I looked at other people around me, trying to find people who I could hang out with, people who were always smiling (but not in a ‘screw-loose’ way), people who weren’t nasty, in short, an antidote to my poisoning. And after a while I found them, or so I thought. Not long after being with them, I found that I was not happy once again, feeling pressured into doing things they did (no, not drugs, but things I didn’t believe in doing), I decided to take another step back. After that I realised that I didn’t particularly belong with these people or any others around me, because none of them were like me. Then I thought to myself, what am I like? Who am I?
Now, I am floating between the two groups, not trying to fit in with either, but just taking views and opinions and deciding if I believe in them or not. It is a trial-and-error process, finding your identity, after listening to and absorbing the identity of your group, and it may take a while, but it is indefinitely worthwhile, because in the end, you will always have yourself. Once again in the words of Coldplay, can you “tell me your own politik?”
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