"Alright, class, how many of you listen to music NO ONE else listens to?" My hand would've shot up immediately, if a teacher ever asked that question in class. I listen to Country, 80s Rock, & early 2000s Pop-Rock. That's my jam. I can't stand rap, for some reason. And certain Pop songs make me want to shove my fingers in my ears and scream, "La la la la la!" Who's with me there? Probably not many of you, if any of you.
    But, I'm guessing, that, at one point in time, you liked a song none of your friends liked. And then there's no one to talk to about that song, or, at least, no one that will listen to you and CARE. I've been there, most of my life. It sucks. Sometimes, you feel like you're alone, though you know it's not true. But now that I'm a little older, I listen to more of a variety of these genres, though I still despise Rap. It helps, alot. Now, I can talk about certain music I listen to. And, yes, people who are not understanding me. Music is a big deal in most teenagers' lives.
    But now that I've got your attention, and this is sort of the same thing, I'm basically invisible at school. No one talks to me except my friends, and I prefer it that way. I really hate Popular people, and now I've been noticed. Because I was bullied and stood up for myself. Don't get me wrong, a little bit of attention every once in a while I'm fine with. But, today, in Gym class, it was a 'Free Day,' you get to choose your sport and go off with your friends in class. But you can't tell people to go away, either.
    So, I was playing volley ball with two friends- we all had a chance to play, and hit the ball. And then came more people. I do believe there was about six people on each side of the tiny net. Me and my one friend agreed that it was no fun, but our other friend stayed and played. So, me and my other friend went off to a corner by ourselves and bounced a ball back and forth. And let me tell you, it was WAY more fun than standing around acting like I wasn't pushed off to the side in the volley ball game.
    And what does this have to do with music that no one except me likes, you ask? Simple: it's sometimes better to be invisible, & to like music none of your friends do. It makes thing not boring, and adds variety.



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