Embracing Individuality

Story and Photo by Talon Cleveland – Staff Reporter

 Individuality is something that makes a person different from their peers. Everyone has their own interests, their own hobbies, and their own aspirations. 

There is a moment in everyone’s life when they learn what makes them different from everyone else and what they envision their life to be.

   “When I am older, I want to be a photojournalist because I like writing and photography. Writing and photography has always been a passion of mine and I hope to pursue this dream when I am older,” Taylor Kindler, freshman, said. 

   “Right now I am trying to learn how to play guitar and ice skate. Those are the things that I do most right now and I like to rollerblade around a lot cause it is similar to ice skating,” Christopher Fuller, senior, said.

   Some people like French fries, from all kinds of different places. Some people have allergies restricting what they can eat. Some people are vegetarian or vegan because it is a healthier lifestyle. Everyone should have the right to their own opinion, no matter who they are.

   “KFC’s chicken sandwich is by far the best food in the whole world,” Marianna Cleveland, sophomore, said.

  “I am obsessed with Italian food, I will eat anything Italian,” Kindler said.

   Individuality is a crucial part of life for personal happiness. Trying to hide or change who we are to fit someone else’s ideals lessens our sense of self-worth, causing self-esteem to plummet and insecurities to soar.

  “Individuality is important because it makes us different from everyone else.  If everyone was the same the world would be so blah and boring,” Cleveland said.

   Everyone’s perfect day is different. Whether it is the slightest difference, nobody’s perfect day is the same. 

   “My perfect day is probably just hanging out with friends and doing fun stuff,” Fuller said.

   “My perfect day is having fun with my cat. Like taking him on walks,” Cleveland said.

   People are the same because we are all human beings. People are mammals, primates, and intelligent vertebrates, who are born, grow, change, and die. People are also the same because they are all different. People have thoughts, ideas, beliefs, talents, and dreams, but how people think and act makes us who we are.