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  1. j swift
    j swift May 2, 2005 at 11:01 am |

    Plain fact of the matter is that we humans are socially vicious and most never out grow it. You are expected to kiss society’s ass. If you don’t then you are the target of bigots, bullies, cliquishness. What is worse is that the adults in the school setting condone this crap in some kind of tough love, “you have to learn how to get along with your peers” bullshit. They poo-poo it until some gay adolescent or obese kid offs themselves. Then they stand around and look shocked and sad. This kind of social darwinism is the base of human hate. You would think that people would get it, but no it is an insidous evil that human beings have yet to get beyond.

  2. Andygrrl
    Andygrrl May 2, 2005 at 2:45 pm |

    It’s all the more poignant when you think of that scene in “Welcome to the Dollhouse” where her classmates mock her by calling her a lesbo. Heather Matarazzo rocks my world.

  3. The Heretik
    The Heretik May 2, 2005 at 6:46 pm |

    Thanks.

    It was such a burden, because I had to pretend to be this person that I wasn’t

    This burden. We all carry some variety of the weight. How much would the world be if we could all find away to get that weight off of us, all of us?

    Not being who we are in the eyes of the world. Who is the better for it? None of us. And the world is the lesser for it. We must all find the courage to be our true selves. We must each accept others as each truly is. Or we are doomed to false hopes. And false dreams. False dreams ride away to become nightmares. And these horses have a most terrible kick.

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