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Added April 23, 2014

UnCool: The Book About Fitting in at School

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Maybe you aren't great at fitting in at school (whatever that means). Maybe you can count your friends on one hand. Maybe the people you do hang out with are more "out" than "in." So?

 

It's cool to be uncool. All it means is that you don't fit the mold. You don't adhere to the status quo. You're unique, quirky, interesting. Different.

 

Maybe you like to read poetry, make art, or build weird stuff that flies. Maybe you're a budding fashion designer or bass player or marine biologist. Maybe you're still figuring out exactly who you are and who you want to be. But you know this: You'd rather be considered a little bit of a misfit than exactly like everyone else fitting in at school. Still, there's no denying that not fitting in at school can sometimes be a real pain in the neck. Choosing to be authentically you, quirks and all, isn't always the prettiest or simplest path. That's where the book, Uncool, comes in handy.

 

With Uncool, you'll ponder the social world around you, learn the all-important Rules of Misfitness, and gain a better understanding of your arch nemesis. You'll also get pointers on how to refine your fashion aesthetic and how to handle frenemies. You'll learn to align yourself with fellow free thinkers and how to figure out where you feel comfortable fitting in at school.

 

You'll be guided through the sucky parts of being socially on the fringe, and find out how great it is to be awesomely, independently, absolutely yourself. Along the way, you might even realize you're more uncool than you thought. Which, of course, only makes you that much cooler. Here's an example of the tips and tricks you'll learn to about fitting in at school:

 

A few of The Unrules

  • Be kind to your fellow misfits.
  • Believe that black is a color suitable for any occasion, worthy even of being added to the rainbow.
  • Think. Be. Think and be different.
  • Throw caution to the wind. Take chances with fashion, hobbies, hopes, and dreams.
  • Be okay with wearing things that your mother, grandmother, or old neighbor thinks are ugly.
  • Don't be afraid to look weird.
  • Write a blog. Make a documentary film. Publish a magazine. Learn the accordion. Build a radio-controlled blimp. Express your individuality in a healthy, creative way.

 

Of course, it goes without saying that the only real hard and fast rule of not fitting in at school is that there are no real hard and fast rules of misfitness. In other words, as a misfit you're free to chuck what you like. You can toss this entire list and make up your own. Or just weed through it, adding and editing as you please. For more, check out Uncool.

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Toot toot
Toot toot
Posted June 30, 2014
For some reason emos creep me out because I think there being like the devil
SuperCuteKitty
SuperCuteKitty
Posted June 09, 2014
I hate bullies! I got bullied before in third grade, a long time ago. Because now I'm 18 years old. I still remember. And it was a huge boy who always seemed to bother me and told me bad words all the time. Just so you know, he didn't like me. I didn't like him either. It's not that I want revenge or anything. I just want to share this story to others. Anyway, I always ignored him and never hitted him back. Well, he did hit me. So I decided to stand up for myself, I decided to tell my mom about it. She quickly went to the school and told the teacher I was with about it.
SuperCuteKitty
SuperCuteKitty
Posted June 07, 2014
I don't care what other people think of me, I just often ignore them. By ignoring them, they'll probably stop. I don't answer back or hit them, I just politely ask them to stop. Fighting is, just, not the solution.
svetlanab13
svetlanab13
Posted March 01, 2014
When I was in high school I thought hanging out with the cool girls was going to be awesome. That changed in a hurry. They thought smoking and doing drugs was the coolest thing ever. I did not do any of that. In order to fit in with them I needed to wear clothes that showed a little to much of my body and I needed to wear a lot of make up. I let them decide how I was going to look and after a while I got tired of them. I met this awesome girl that no one hung out with and we became best friends. So what I'm trying to say is don't get thrown into something you didn't ask for. Or bullied because your not wearing the latest fashion trend. All girls should be treated with Respect and we should love our bodies.
CelebrityPink16
CelebrityPink16
Posted September 03, 2013
Honestly, I hate people who bully and are "super sassy." i like people who are nice, kind and dont bully people. One day a new student came in. Ppl kept saying that he was "so not cool" and some girls were saying he was "really ugly." I really dont pay attention to that. Im so not that kind of person... Whenever I hear that stuff, I feel super uncomfortable and sorry for the people who are bullied. One friend called the "ugly" kid. He said, "HEY STUPID!" and the other id said, "why are you calling me stupid?" I feel so sorry.. :'(
Hooplaluvawesome
Hooplaluvawesome
Posted June 07, 2014
I have brain conditions that make me socially weird and make me have a accent. I never was popular and it didn't help having my last name be Thomas . Everyone made fun of me but then I stared hanging out with this girl who no one talked to and now we are fake sisters. Be unique and who you are. And always stand up for your self and others.
bellblue12
bellblue12
Posted August 22, 2013
I am kinda friends with everyone.... except drama makers... they make afraid of them so every one thinks their popular- same here i hung out with them too.. and they told me they wanted to stay out of drama and i hope they stick to that cuz me and the most popular girl (aka marissa)and me used to be bffs in like k-1 and a half. i miss the old her. and i dont need all thet drama stress going into middle school.
girlyglittergurl
girlyglittergurl
Posted August 06, 2013
in my opinion every thing ends up being good in the end when it comes to friends and it doesn't matter if your popular as long as you end up having some friends who love you
snowwhite567
snowwhite567
Posted July 04, 2013
fitting in school you may not know this but you dont have to fit in you need to stand out.imagine if there are ten girls wearing pink but one is wearing blue who would you notice first?
owlgirl3
owlgirl3
Posted August 09, 2013
Im sooo bummed about this next school year, my bestest friend in the world is moving halfway across the country, my other BFFs r going to different schools and I have practically no friends that will be at school next year, luckily I have a lot of friends, even if we r not that close, hopefully we can become closer!
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