The Idiot’s Guide To Everyday Life


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16.Jan.08, 19:25 pm
Filed under: Rants, Work

I’ve been sub teaching again this semester. Sometimes I think I’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone. Tuesday morning I had a set of identical Asian quadruplets in my Senior AP Government class. They all looked exactly alike except one of them has obviously had a boob job. (AT 18, MY GOD!) 3 flat chested girls and one sister with work done, and all I could do was sit there and silently think of the Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the others…. one of these things just doesn’t belong.”

Why is it that girls these days feel the need at such a young age to have their bodies mangled and worked over with plastic? These girls were each stunning on their own, even without being “enhanced”. Could it have been the need to set herself apart from her sisters? To be a little less alike? I don’t know, but now this poor girl will forever be marked as “The sister with the boobs”. What a tagline!

There is the constant need girls feel to be stick-figure thin, the constant fear of being the outcast, the loser. And in the same day, I had kids who were putting me down (where they thought I couldn’t hear) for being fat. I don’t understand why kids feel the need to torment each other, and even adults, to the point of making them feel the need to do that sort of thing to themselves. It’s just not right. We’re all who we are, and that’s all we can be. If anyone thinks the teasing and taunting of high school is what life is all about, they really need to get their heads examined. Life goes on, and six months after high school you will have way more to deal with than worrying about what the girl in First Hour said about your hair or who you’re going to the Homecoming Dance with.

Wake up kids. Please, do us all a favor, and love yourself while you’re young. You probably look the best now that you ever will in your lives. Enjoy it while it lasts! Don’t start getting work done at 18! Be happy with who you are! So you’re flat chested, or your ass is disproportionate to the rest of you – OH WELL! It’s not the end of the world! Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 and she is still considered one of the most beautiful women in the world! Life is short… enjoy being young while you can. It doesn’t last.

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