Fitting in is an important part of life because it has almost everything to do with turning out in life. Knowing the right people will directly affect a person’s life later on, job wise and high school reunions. Part of fitting in is rejection.

This happens because when someone does not reject a particular person then they might be rejected for not rejecting that person. “… Waking up in the morning and wondering if anyone would really miss me.” this is a thought that might course through someone’s mind after being rejected. Most people respond differently, Some people might dress and act totally different just to try to “fit in” that way.

Most will just forget about that group or single person. I have often observed that people often times try to find out why that person or group rejected them and try to make it better. Being rejected is like someone saying “You do not fit in with us so leave us alone” it’s a nasty feeling. Some people let others down easy and that is nice of them.

Why is it so hard to fit in? There is so much social pressure now that it is getting harder and harder to “fit in”. When I say social pressure I mean how to act, look, sound, walk, and so on.

Clothes play a very important role in fitting in with the crowd. People say that a first impression is the most important one so people try to make the best first impression by dressing up or showing someone there not. Some people try to stay in fashion, they do this to stand out or be noticed. A huge role in fitting in is changing or, in other words, being someone you are not.

To describe this I think of putting on a mask over your whole body. Some people just spend all day “lying there and thinking about all the stupid things I’ve done today.” 

Lastly, being liked by other people is what “fitting in” is all about. Like I said before, you change yourself, dramatically sometimes, just to fit in. Changing yourself might include dress, hair, self. Changing yourself might just make it harder to fit in so people just stick to what they have changed themselves since they do not know what else to do.

Often people wonder “What if I say this to them, well if I say this then they might not like me. Even though….” Emotional stress can damage a person so much they just do not care anymore. Individuals will do amazing things just to achieve “Fitting in” after studying human behavior I have learned that people will change so much they just forget just about everything else and focus all their energy on “fitting in”.

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William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team)
William completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in 2013. He current serves as a lecturer, tutor and freelance writer. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking his dog and parasailing. Article last reviewed: 2022 | St. Rosemary Institution © 2010-2024 | Creative Commons 4.0

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