You don’t have to be an alien to feel like an alien.
You don’t need to be a teenager to feel like an alien, even though when you’re a teenager your whole body feels like it’s been invaded by tiny aliens who are turning you into a giant hairy monster with uncontrollable impulses to DESTROY, DESTROY, DESTROY – and maybe KISS other giant hairy monsters. (By the way, that’s not just a feeling. An invasion of alien hormones and neurochemicals is EXACTLY what’s happening to you.)
You can also feel like an alien if …
- you come from another planet
- you’re a teenager
- you aren’t young
- you’re normal
- you come from a different country from the one you live in – or your parents do
- you look different, for whatever reason, but especially from what all the magazines, adverts, movies, TV shows, comics, etc. tell you you should look like.
- your life looks different from what all the magazines, adverts, movies, TV shows, comics, etc. tell you it should look like.
- it’s hard to understand what’s going on – at school, at home, at work, in your body, in your head, in your town, in your country, on this planet, on your planet …
This is where you’ll find some context to help you make sense of:
- the things you’re supposed to learn at school
- why you’re supposed to learn the things you’re supposed to learn at school
- learning things – not the same as studying
- school, and how to make the best of it
- reality, and how to make the best of it