Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is sort of hard to explain, but basically i felt like a social exile during middle school and the first few years of high school. I was very mature for my age. I was able to relate to adults very well, yet most adults do not respect or trust kids very well obviously, which always hurt me. Then with other kids my age, I was a total exile. I did not play many games that they did (by the way, I have never played a group game of "truth or dare"). I did not relate to other kids about music, pop culture, sports, etc. From this example, exile is more than politics. It is something personal that separates you from the rest of the group, whether that be feelings, emotions, radical ideas, maturity, difference in opinions, etc.