Yesterday I volunteered at the high school. I’m always amazed by these young people. I’m struck with the stark differences in youth. There are mature students, working hard, prepping for college and enjoying their youth in the right way, and then, there are others.
I’ll describe one such young woman. We’ll call her Zelda, as I think this is a safe bet on not naming anyone. Zelda is statuesque, oh so lovely. She was on the homecoming court her freshman year, she is popular, I think she may play a sport. She knows all the jocks and pretty girls. Now this girls is 15 or 16, and this school year she allegedly got drunk and threw up on herself and passed out. It was rumored her best friend, another lovely misguided teen, dumped her in her front yard passed out. What a shame. Yesterday I saw her, she said hi to me, mentioned my girls, as she has had classes with them. She missed the first half of the day due to some appointment. She was not in a hurry to get to her class and she was paged in the halls. We then got a call to check her out early for another Dr appt.
This does not really explain my issue with Zelda, but it’s more about girls like her. Poplular pretty girls that seem to be getting ahead in life and yet in my mind are lost and confused. Zelda will graduate, and she’s probably made OK grades so she’ll go to college. At her tender age we know she’ s a party girl, and who know’s what else she’s been involved with. Why do others look up to and idolize or hold in esteem this young woman? In my mind, and thankfully my two girls too, she is foolish and does not get their respect.
I find it so sad, I guess there were girls like this 30 years ago when I was in HS. All I can say is that I am working hard on raising my kids, and while I’m no fool, I know kids make poor choices, and they are expected to make mistakes, but I so hope they do not ever become this type of girl.
Did you know the “in” crowd in high school? Were you a Zelda?