Being Different

Crystal - New Franken, Wisconsin
Entered on May 2, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

Crystal M

Being Different

I believe being different is better than not being different. It would be very weird dong the same stuff as everyone. I think being different is the best, having different beliefs, different skin color. I see many people laugh at another person by their personality, skin color, and/or being cripple. I think that being different is a good way to tell the difference from everyone. I remember when I was a little girl and my aunt would go shopping and she would bring along her twins. The customers would think that we are sisters. We acted like we were too. Most times I feel like I want to be like one of my younger sisters or on of my friend. I don’t like to be the oldest because of the chores that I have to do and they don’t. But I’m glad to be different from my younger sisters and from my friends. I like being different. I like being the oldest and doing more chores because I’m me. My younger sisters and I are the only Asians at school and we are all surrounded be Americans, we are different, different beliefs, different culture. My younger sisters and I are the only ones that can speak more than one language and speak English to our friends at school and to our parents and speak Hmong to our grandma at home. I remember listening to a song by one of my younger sisters favorite band. They said, “Don’t laugh at me for being blind. Don’t laugh at me for being cripple. Just because I’m new and I’m different I’m still have feelings too. Don’t laugh at me for not being able to talk. Just because I’m different. All of us are the same deep inside.” Now and then I see many more different people around me at school, outside of school. I can’t stop being different at school. It’s in me; I can’t take it away, and neither can you, even if you really want to change. I try to blend in at school most times but I can’t I’m just different. God created all of us differently and can’t change any thing about it. All of us were born to be smart, dumb, or athletic, and many more differences in us. There are so many people out there that is the same and different from us, but there is a lot of us out there who have big difference between each of us that we are not there yet. I like being different from everyone in school because I can really show who I am, and why I want to do what most kids want to do, but in a different way.