Classrooms not place to judge, but to take people as are

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Ever had that one classmate you know just thinks they are better than everyone in the room?

The one that makes it obvious that they are too good to even be there in that class? The one that clearly is judging every other person’s move?

Well, we all know they exist and there is one in every class. It may be hard to admit it or talk about because we do not want to make anyone mad, but let’s be real, there is always that one person who gets on our nerves and we just want to vent about them.

This is my vent.

Okay, I get it. You are thoroughly involved in the topic of the class. Well, I am not.

Do not judge me because I am not as interested in the class as you are.

You are not better than me in any way whatsoever. I do not care if you have a 110 percent in the class. Do not think less of me for having a lower grade. I may seem like an underachiever, but that does not mean I am. It may be due to the fact that I have other things going on in my life besides this class.

Also, I am not perfect. Neither are you. Nobody is. So do not think you are and do not judge others or glare at other people because they do something that is not up to your ridiculous standards. So what if I have a sneeze attack and dropping things on the floor?

That is my business. Who are you to look at me like I am crazy and annoying? If I want to be crazy and annoying, I will be.

Also, you are not better than anyone else because you actually get ready for class.

If you want to get dressed up for class, more power to you. But do not look down upon me for being a bum and wearing the same outfit I wore the day before to class the next day.

Contrary to your popular belief, people who do this actually do take showers and have some sort of hygiene regiment.

So when I walk into class, like the majority of other students in the room, wearing an oversized hoodie and smeared makeup with a messy bun, it is not because I do not care about being clean.

It is because I generally do not give a hoot about what others think of me. I am not there to impress anyone. I am there to learn and pass the class.

Finally, you may just think I am completely obnoxious and annoying. You are probably right. I am a little too loud and relaxed in class. That is just a personality difference and that does not give you any right to judge me. I am going to be who I am and I am not going to change simply because you do not approve.

Miley Cyrus says it best, “only God can judge ya, forget the haters, cause somebody loves ya.”

People our age will come in contact with all types of different people with clashing personalities and priorities. It is not our position to judge others. We have to accept others for who they are.

So do not be that one person that thinks they are better than everyone else. Do not think less of someone for doing something that may or may not define their personality.

Nobody likes to be judged or feel like they cannot be themselves. Let people be who they are and you do the same.

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