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Not Fitting In

How Childhood Bullying Led Me to Volunteer in a Leprosy Colony in India

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
M. Shannon Hernandez

If you've been through that awkward phase in life know as adolescence, you've most likely felt isolated at one time or another. I had a miserable time most of my high school years.

A Life-Changing Encounter With The Neighborhood Oddball

Teresa Link | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Teresa Link

At the edge of our development, on a rise slightly apart from the neat rows of mirror-image homes, was a house where "The Strangey" lived. It was the farmhouse the land had once belonged to, and its occupant was an old woman of 40 or so. No one ever saw her. You didn't go there on Halloween, and your parents didn't honk and wave if they happened to drive by when she was pulling out of the driveway.

What's Wrong With Being a Loner?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Being good at being alone is so important. Why are we so afraid that kids will turn out to have the "wrong" personality? And why does being quiet so often get interpreted as the "wrong" way to be?