Well, I was just enlightened a couple of weeks ago. My students have told me about a new group of people. See there are Emo kids, Bros, Hardcore kids, and then there are scene kids. No one can really explain what a scene kid is specifically, but it seems to be a poser, someone who thinks they are a part of the "music scene" but really isn't. Yes, I know, weird.
Why do we do that? Why do we label people? Is it to make us feel better about ourselves, because we are feeling insecure inside? I think perhaps the people who label people and say they hate the other groups are the ones that need a little security themselves. Every one of us has something great to offer. God has gifted each of us with unique beauty, abilities, quirks, and feelings. How about we start a movement at ACA and try to appreciate something about everyone? Each of us is like a thread and we can weave together and become a beautiful tapestry.
For example, my sixth period class. There are so many versions of sophomores in that class and yet, we all seem to get along for the hour and 15 minutes that we are together. We can laugh about our different styles and respect the thoughts of each one. From the back packs and boy corner on the right, to the very stylish and beautiful girly girls in the middle, the lone ranger in the front, and the entire side of sophomore girl athletes on the left. So much variety and so much elegance. How can we think one is better than the other?
I am glad that labels like that are somewhat over for me. But this blog is dedicated to my not so scene student Matt Westerfield. Be who you are Matt, keep on with the unique, and here you go, a spot on my blog. You are great. (even if you are scene, because I don't even know what it is)