My Beliefs


Ebone Johnson


Rhet & comp


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. 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.