Inner Beauty

Brianna - Loveland, Colorado
Entered on December 18, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

High school is one of the most memorable milestones in your life. You

learn what qualities you want in yourself, what you want in your friends,

and what is really important in a person. Now coming closer and closer to

the end of my senior year I have learned one of the most important

qualities that anybody can have. Inner beauty is something that so many

people have but it is not seen. It is rare, especially in high school, for

someone to see the true beauty of a person.

An experiment a few of my friends and I did at the beginning of the year

was to sit with people at lunch who were alone or didn’t look like they

“fit” in. I ventured off to a group of girls who wore band t-shirts and

were getting made fun of by another group of girls a few rows down. When I

sat at their table they gave me this look of feeling uncomfortable and

confused. After I started a simple and casual conversation they really

opened up to me and were very interesting girls to talk to. One happened

to be home school her whole life until this year when she entered Mountain

View as a freshman. This girl told me how she couldn’t believe how

“clicky” high school felt and how she got looked at differently. After

doing this activity at lunch I learned a lot of things. The girls I sat

with at lunch looked different on the outside but on the inside they were

probably one of the coolest group of people I had ever met. When I gave

them a chance I learned a lot about them and realized that the coolest

people to be

around my not be the in the “cool” crowd.

I believe that high school has an image that all girls believe they

should follow, blonde hair, thin body, and the top name brand clothes. I

believe that we all should look beyond that at what peoples personalities

and interests are like because they could be exactly like you, just may

look differently. Everybody should get the chance in high school to be

accepted. Everybody needs a chance to be accepted for his or her

individuality and personalities. Welcoming people for who they are makes

yourself beautiful.