Ebone Johnson

Rhet & comp
My Beliefs
These are a few values or beliefs that I will be commenting on in my
essay. One, knowledge is power and ignorance is detrimental. The
second will be that the inside of a person is more important than the
outside.

I believe that knowledge is power. Looking back through my high
school period, this was not one of my beliefs. I felt that is was a
waste of time. Through experience and different events (such as
trying to obtain a job) this belief came into existence. My belief is
that knowledge is one of the keys to social survival. Without this
key life would next to intolerable. Reading, writing and numbers.

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All this (although it may be technical) is essential. knowledge can
determine the outcome on what you make of your life. For example,
without a great education and you not using your mind to its full
ability, your most like to end up struggle in a dead end job. To
obtain knowledge is to live your dream and not chase it.

My next belief is that beauty is on the inside as well as
the outside. My high school year had a major effect on me. Being
exposed to the social set of youth brought about various feelings that
I brought fourth in my adult life. Being, overweight through high
school was very difficult. No one saw me for the obesity. I was
friendless, except for those who knew me from grade school. Those who
knew me previously knew me to be loyal, funny and dependable. A life
long friend. High school was split into groups of popular and not
popular.

Popular kids usually were attractive, fun; know by name and
very active in extracurricular activities. The non poplar kids were
not so much unattractive, but they did not conform to the “norms”.

Average weight, stylish clothes and portraying to me “nice”. The
reasoning for the previous statement of portraying to be nice is
because that just what the majority did. Those less fortunate was
usually taunted by the “populars”. Treated like dirt. These so called
beautiful people accepted that their life was envied and
subconsciously decided that it was deserved and needed to be pointed
out to those less fortunate. The majority of society decided that
this would be “average” and those below it is less that average.

Those that are kind and good of heart, yet not in the normal beauty
scope are kind of cancelled out. Beauty is inside as well as outside.