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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
  • studying
  • 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