"If you are in high school, is the group you hang out with labelled? Do you think this affects the way you’re treated by other students or teachers? Can people cross from one group to the other? Or do labels not really matter much?Actually when I was in high school, I did not really belong in a particular group. I was a nerd but in our school, that's a good thing because you get to enjoy better privileges like getting away with serious offenses (copying your parents' signature for every paper that needed to be signed because you're too busy watching TV when you get home; cutting classes - the reason? I was working on other homework for other subjects) since the discipline committee's eyes are fixed on the usual suspects. But in spite of that, I hung out with different groups - the rock band dudes, the athletes, the pretty girls, etc. and my own group of friends were not given any label because we have a wide range of personalities and roles. And the teachers and other students did not judge me because of my friends - they treated me according to the way I treated them. And yes, crossing over to different groups is not impossible but as I said, in the school where I came from, labels did not matter much. You hung out with pretty much anyone you liked.
Does what you see in books correspond with real life? For example, in my daughter's old school, the cheerleaders are not very popular, and she never felt books showing everyone sucking up to cheerleaders were accurate.If you are out of high school, was the group you hung out with then labeled? Did this affect the way you were treated by other students and teachers? Do you feel that your high school label affected your life once you graduated?"
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Did You Belong to Any Clique in High School?
Nina is busy reading. When she's not too busy with her books, she works as a nurse and gets hit by little boys and girls that she poked with a needle. Her hobbies include reading, sharing great reads with her mother/brother/boyfriend/friends, and practicing how to dodge children's fists.