Rhetoric and Composition: My Beliefs
These are a few values or beliefs that I will be discussing in my essay. Firstly, knowledge is power and ignorance is detrimental. Secondly, the inside of a person is more important than the outside.
I believe that knowledge is power. Looking back on my high school years, this was not one of my beliefs. I felt that it 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 be next to intolerable. Reading, writing, and numbers are all essential.
Knowledge can determine the outcome of what you make of your life. For example, without a great education and not using your mind to its full ability, you are most likely to end up struggling 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 years had a major effect on me.
Being exposed to the social scene of youth brought about various feelings that I carried with me into my adult life. Being overweight throughout high school was very difficult. No one saw past my obesity, and 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 lifelong friend. High school was split into groups of popular and not popular. Popular kids were usually attractive, fun, known by name, and very active in extracurricular activities. The non-popular kids were not necessarily unattractive, but they did not conform to the norms.”
Average weight, stylish clothes, and portraying themselves as nice.” The reasoning behind the previous statement of portraying oneself as nice is simply because that’s what the majority did. Those less fortunate were usually taunted by the “populars” and 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 are less than average. Those who 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.