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Project 1 final1 - When you see people unlike you who...

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When you see people unlike you, who believe in different things then you, you judge them, knowingly or not. You label them as an outsider and based on that you decipher what kind of person they are. That is the natural order of human reaction, to judge a situation, even if that situation is a person. Yet what you don’t tend to remember is these outsiders do the same to you. The way you determine a person is based on your own knowledge, and they are doing the same to you with what they know. I’ve been an outsider in many degrees but unlike most, I have taken the moments in my life to ask “Why?” I may not be a sociologist but the way I think tends to lean that way. If I am an outsider, I will study why people interact with certain people, why certain people exclude others and how such outsiders can change from being an outsider to a pertinent member of a clique, to apply to my situation. I acquired this outsider point of view when I moved in the time between elementary school and middle school. Since unlike most of the new people I was about to interact with, I did not have a past of innocent childhood interaction to rely on to have as a base for socialization. I had similar bonds with those I left behind, but due to lack of communication was lost over time. I felt like Caroline Hwang from her story of “The Good
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