The “strange” one…

What is it like to be the odd one in your class?The one,who’s introverted,has low self-esteem and not rich?Well,I’m going to tell you,because I’m one of these children…

I live in a broken family,so we don’t have much money.I have to pay my training for myself,because I know that mom wouldn’t be able to afford it.Anyway,I just got into a school that is full of rich kids and trust me,it’s not funny,when you’re the outsider,the strange one in the class.Nowadays,if you don’t have the newest iPhone or the trendiest Dolce Gabbana bag,these children will most likely to judge you,just because of your appearance,doesn’t matter,if they don’t know you or the fact that you’re actually a good and funny person…Now,I’m NOT saying that all those rich children behave like this,NOT AT ALL!There are poorer kids,who are like this or even worse,but this is the way I experienced.So,the cool kids,who get everything from their parents,usually find each other,they become the “cool” group in the class and everyone wants to join them,so that they’d be just as cool and they’d feel much better and be more respected...But what,if all of your classmates have already found each other,and there’s you.What if you’re alone?

Firstly,you’ll probably try to join to the groups.The genius-group,which is too…well,too clever for you,you don’t understand them and they think that you’re not as smart as they are.Let’s move on.What about those 3 kindgirls?Well,they’re best friends now,you can’t go and join them,unless they ask you to do.And there’s the cool group.You know that you’re not cool,but give it a try.You try to talk to them,laughing with them,even give them chewing-gum.It seems to be working,but on the next day,they don’t even say “hi” to you..Sad,isn’t it?

Secondly,you just convince yourself of that it was just a bad day and they’ll probably be friendly on the next one…After days,weeks,even months,you realise that they won’t and you’re alone. You realise that you just listening to music during breaks.Eat your lunch alone.You’re alone during pair works.You realise that everyone is staring at you and laughing at you all the time.You don’t want to go to school,you feel depressed every time and just want to go far away,so you don’t have to see them again…

In the end,you realise that you can’t do that,so you ask for help from your family-members or your neighbour.They’re telling you to change,they’re telling you to be happier and smile more,they’re telling you it’s your fault,you should change…You give them explanation.You tell them you tried.You tell them,you can’t be like them.What’s the respond? “Try it again.Invite them for a party or just simply go and talk to them over and over again.It’s not that hard,especially,if you change yourself a bit.” You’re thinking of them laughing at you,pointing at you,right? You’re unable to be like them…

You think that no one can understand you.And you know what?How could they?They weren’t there,they did not experience what you had.They don’t know how you feel..So,here you are,with a couple of advices and a couple of people,who “know” how you feel.Here you are totally alone..Here you are,with me,the strange one…Don’t know what to do? Neither do I, I’m sorry

Now,if you,reader,have a kid,go and ask him/her about school.About friends.And if they’re alone,give them advices,but when you see that it’s not helping,just sit down and listen.Listen to their problems,hug them,support them and make sure,you’ll be always there,by their side.That’s the one thing they need.Trust me.Trust a strange one…