Sometimes, in high school
, these people become so insecure, or they grow in numbers, and rise above the rest of the social world and claim that they are better than anyone else. This is very depressing. I was once friends with some people that were considered social outcasts. They formed a group, as the "freaks
" or "goth kiddies
" and did things just for the sake of scaring people titled as a "prep
." This really irritated me. No one kicked these people out of anything. They just thought it was funny for guys to wear dresses and make-up in order to cause a scene. If you do this, you deserve
to be a social outcast.
Now here's where it gets too funny. A friend of mine moved here from Alaska. She was shy, reserved, and very reluctant to open up to anyone. I ended up leaving my social outcast friends to befriend her (no one could relate to her sob story, despite their being social outcasts). Together, we held up the title better than anyone in my school could. We were very close friends and very many people had a thing or two to say about us. The "freaks" hated us and couldn't accept us.
Here's a little story based on a conversation a "goth" friend of mine and I had.
I was talking to her during lunch about my best friend.
Me:"I think I've fallen in love with him."
Her:"So what is he?"
Me:"What do you mean? He's a human. A man."
Her: "No, is he like, a prep or a goth?"
I MEAN, MY FUCKING GOD. Since when did the world boil down to two classes of people? Even my friends! We're not of some class of people like preps and goths. I'm not in the cast of the television show, Popular. There are no browns and blondes for me. Adam is a punk. Not a stereotypical punk. Yes, he's 275 pounds, he wears old man pants and generic-brand t-shirts. And we've never met a single punk at this school.
Oh sure, you have these kids running around with spiky green hair, wearing leather jackets and getting their little anarchy panties in a wad when you try to tell them how lame-o they are. How cool is it to be an outcast to the outcasts? Our outcasts think they are too cool for everyone. No, I tried. I hung out with a couple of them. Suddenly, outcasts were too cool for me. And preps? More preps talked to me than outcasts! That is so fucked up. Preps, yes, those snobby people who wear Abercrombie and Fitch brand clothing and watch MTV, they were nice to me. So I don't hold anything against "preps" anymore. Those social outcasts, on the other hand, I fully support anyone who continues to ostracize them.
BTW, I'm not bashing all these youth goth kids. Rather the ones who make something of it and completely redefine the meaning of the word outcast.