Sometimes in high school, you may need to be reminded of why you should be yourself. While being yourself came naturally when you were younger, as a teen many challenges come with it. But also, many benefits come along with staying true to who you are, which is why you should be yourself at school.
1. You’ll Make the Right Friends
One of the most convincing reasons why you should be yourself at school is that you’ll make the right friends when you are. Think about it- if you’re acting like someone else, you’ll attract friends that fake personality would attract. However, when you act like you, you’ll make friends who love you for you, and have similar interests and opinions.
2. You’ll Be Happier
As a result of making the right friends, you’ll be much happier. IooYou will be able to do things you and your friends enjoy and have fun throughout high school. You’ll never need to hide part of yourself when you’re around them; you can just let yourself go and enjoy your youth!
3. You’ll Be More Comfortable
Even if, at the start of high school, you feel uncomfortable with who you are, in the long run you’ll be more comfortable being yourself at school. You won’t have to ever force a fake personality, or become insecure and out-of-touch with your true self. Plus, having the right friends, you’ll be able to feel comfortable when you go out with friends because you won’t have to pretend to be anything you’re not.
4. Teachers Will like You More
Unlike your peers, teachers will easily be able to sense that you’re being fake. It will bother them, and automatically put a chip on your shoulder. So if you want to succeed and be liked by your teachers, you should be yourself at school.
5. You Won’t Be Falsely Labeled
No one wants to be labeled in high school; you’ll feel like people are judging you before they have even tried to get to know you. However, it’s much worse to be falsely labeled than to have a relatively accurate reputation attached to your name. As long as you act like yourself on campus, your label shouldn’t be too cruel to you.
6. You’ll Get to Know Yourself
In high school, you still need to get to know yourself and establish a unique identity. But if you’re always wearing a mask, how will you be able to do that? Upon your graduation, you should have a relatively clear idea of who you are, but if you have faked your way through high school, that will be nearly impossible.
7. You Are Awesome!
Simply put, you’re a really cool kid! Even if you have trouble believing it, it’s true. You don’t need to become like anyone else to be the coolest girl on campus, because you already are. Your differences, whether they be your personality, sexual orientation, style, religion, culture, or anything in between are what make you you! And since you are awesome, why would you want to hide any of that?
High school is a rough time for a lot of people. There is a lot of hiding and a lot of pretending, and it’s inevitable that you’ll be something you’re not every once in a while. However, for the most part, it’s best that you are yourself at school. Why do you love being yourself at school?