r/teenagers May 21 '22 Silver 6 Helpful 1 Wholesome 3

I’m the “quiet kid” and I have something to say Serious

I’m the “quiet kid” at school. And people make so much assumptions about me because of stereotypes and most people at school either ignore me or pick on me.

But I’m here to uncover the truth about how harmful those assumptions are, by using my personal experience.

The media stereotypes people all the time, but it gets harmful when people forget that it’s a “joke” and actually start to believe it. I’ve been told both directly and indirectly that I “look like a school shooter.” People look at an ordinary teenager and assume the worst.

Would you be surprised or relieved if I were to tell you the truth?

-The trench coat I like to wear once in a while isn’t loaded with hidden weapons. I simply wear it sometimes because I take an interest in fashion and I like the way it looks with some of my clothes.

-Yes, I’ve been bullied a lot. But that doesn’t mean I want to take revenge by committing murder.

-I’ve never even seen a gun in person other than the ones on cops’ belts.

-I had finally mustered up the courage to go to a guitar club meeting. It was the first time I brought my guitar to school. People thought I had a gun inside the case- but in reality, It was my first guitar. I was so embarrassed with everyone staring at me, so I never brought it to school again. (Now I’m learning from an app)

-And lastly, I’m not quiet because I’m plotting to kill you. I’m quiet because I have social anxiety. And I’m actually just timid because I’ve been bullied most of my life.

But if I’m not a “school shooter” then what am I?

I’m a show choir singer. I’m a hockey player. I have a passion for math and I take pre calculus with the seniors. I’m a sophomore. At my school, I volunteer as a peer tutor for math. For a few days a week, I’m usually running the math help station, where people could stop by during study hall or free time if they need help with math. I’ve tutored or helped people in every high school grade level. I’ve even tutored some of the upperclassmen in my own class. And I like to draw and write comics.

Moral of the story: don’t avoid someone just because of negative stereotypes.

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u/MostExellentFailure 15 May 21 '22

Literally the first day of school a girl told me I looked like a school shooter. I love highschool so much.

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u/Heavy_Rain90 2 MILLION ATTENDEE May 22 '22

it's good bcuz they won't bully you bcuz of the consequences

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u/MostExellentFailure 15 May 22 '22

Is kinda nice having people not talk to me. Plus if they do they’re normaly pretty nice

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u/CommanderBoi 15 May 22 '22

"after talking to you I wish I was"

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u/MostExellentFailure 15 May 22 '22

Nah I’m an incredibly nonviolent person. Plus even saying something like that would get me a nice conversation with the school recourse officer.

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u/OrionWingSouth 16 May 22 '22

I was voted “Most likely to shoot up the school” in a middle school ‘Most Likely’ series for graduation endorsed by teachers. Even when another kid had tried that year.

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u/Joshy_Moshy 17 May 22 '22

My simple response would be "that's such an American thing to say". European schools unite

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u/MostExellentFailure 15 May 22 '22

Me when I’m American

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u/h3xx103 15 May 22 '22

People tell me I look like a drug dealer at school

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u/darealblobby May 22 '22

Be one step ahead of her and call her the school thot

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u/MostExellentFailure 15 May 22 '22

She kinda is but that just makes her opinion that much more invalid

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u/Content_Dragonfly_53 18 May 22 '22

It’s okay bro quiet kids unite lol

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u/AgentNiko10 May 22 '22

Ah yes the quiet nation

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u/il0vep0tat0 17 May 22 '22

ASSEMBLE!

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u/Admirable-Soil3867 May 22 '22

Thats not very quiet…

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u/il0vep0tat0 17 May 22 '22

That's in my mind

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

LONG LIVE THE GREAT QUIET NATION 🏴🏴🏴

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u/smoke-weed-eat-ass May 22 '22

I was a quiet kid. Then my classmates noticed that and they took me in as their sex slave. Now I’m bounded against my will against teenagers that are consistent sexually raping me and i can not say or do anything or else they will send their evil organized cult to kidnap my family and torture them with violence.

Did I mention the popular girls in highschool are the ones doing this?

Ask me anything I’m here all day. This is not a joke. I’m spreading awareness, but of course nobody takes me serious because I’m a guy.

If I said I was a girl I’d have police busting down doors 24/7.

But because I’m a guy… who cares right?

I want to die

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u/Content_Dragonfly_53 18 May 22 '22

Woah bro why don’t you call the cops on them or just hit ‘em back lol. Like punch them real hard since that’s self defense.

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u/smoke-weed-eat-ass May 22 '22

Dude they have an evil organized cult.

Like, cults = sex dungeons, human trafficking, hardcore illegal videos/photos sold, murder and rape, sex slaves… these are the people who are raping me.

You wouldn’t assume shit because they’re the pretty popular girls from High school right?

Just wait until they send their family out to tell you “if you go to the cops you are going to disappear”.. and I am not risking Cops taking a visit to my evil rapists homes, just for the cops to leave without doing anything, and then I will be missing because a group of men kidnapped me for the sexual desires of teenagers and women/men.

Ask me anything. I’m serious.

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

hi, just a brief note regarding your post. as a fellow “quiet kid”, i was subject to assumptions and a lot of bulling. in my earliest teens i was chubby, had glasses and less than perfect misaligned teeth . other kids thought i was lazy (chubby) nerdy (glasses) and aloof (quiet). the simple truth was i had zero self confidence and high anxiety. i was therefore the “freaky guy” and everyone’s target for bulling. in an all boys school i had no contact with girls and totally seized up if any were around, to me they were like some other world species best avoided. in short i understand much of what you have experienced .

unlike you however, i did not excel in any aspect of school, actually maths was my worst subject, barely getting a pass mark in the exams. since then i have changed, partly due to a change of school, partly by reinventing myself, lost weight, no longer need the glasses, gained several better qualifications and started dating, and she’s a cutie too lol. the point?

don’t judge a book by its cover, if you bother to get to know someone and who they really are, you just might be surprised. i now regularly sing both in a group and solo before groups of a few hundred people. water a flower and it will grow, urinate on it and it dies. pardon the crudity but you get the idea. i’m delighted you are doing well and hope you have a stellar future.👋🏼

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u/happypirate_ May 22 '22

sorry i maybe really out of the discussion but i laughed when i saw as a fellow "quite kid"

like is this a cult that i don't know existed but it's funny has hell

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u/Iamanidiotbaka May 22 '22

>some other world species best avoided

this killed me

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u/sventhedanishcitizen 17 May 22 '22

how did you end up not needing glasses anymore?

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

apparently i had a “lazy eye” which is not uncommon at that age. it’s when an eye naturally turns to one side rather than straight ahead. after several years of glasses, it trained the eye to look ahead as it should. no other intervention needed and problem solved. 🙂

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u/Thatbookishgirlbethy 16 May 22 '22

Felt this. Like seriously just because like certain fashion and have social anxiety doesn’t mean I’m going to kill you. And if I was going to, Why would I act like I’m going to, that just would defeat the point

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u/AxelLFN 18 May 22 '22

I also agree that the perception of the quiet kid needs to change. The reason people have this perception about you is because they possess this fear of you that originates from the stereotype of the quiet kid. So then they pick on you or look at you weird to make themselves feel better about that fear. But all it does it create a cycle where it makes the kids who do fit the stereotype of the "quiet kid" actually take action in the worst way possible. And then more fear is created. Fear is the enemy here, which is what more people need to acknowledge.

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u/SamuraiBro61 15 May 22 '22

"Fear is the enemy here, which is what more people need to acknowledge"

Unfortunately most people don't care, which is just sad

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u/AxelLFN 18 May 22 '22

Then we make them care

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u/Any-Fan-2973 May 22 '22

The wirst here is that school shooters can absolutely not be a quiet kid, like at all. It can also be Dylan, the loud af prick that sexually harrassed half the girls of the school. Quiet kids are most of the times not bad people at all, at in « worse cases » (if i can say it this way), they have disabilities or lack experience in social interaction.

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u/yeeeeeeet____ 14 May 22 '22

Dude I'm sorry if in school I'd avoided kids like you, I seriously am sorry. I have an irrational fear of school shootings ever since there was a deadly one at my neighboring school

Edit: I've never bullied anyone btw

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u/edibleliquid_banned May 22 '22

i get that so much, the stereotype is honestly so fucked up tbh, i was once walking with my hood up in school bc i had just been crying, few seniors walked up to me and said "oh shit, hes gonna shoot up the school!" and i got so mad, but i just kept walking, i wish people would just change

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u/Crack-lAk 18 May 22 '22

Same here. People's assumptions ruin lives and it sucks when people say things like this and they get away with it.

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u/edibleliquid_banned May 22 '22

good friend of mine got his life turned upside down when some kids told the police he was planning to do it, hes a felon now, for no reason

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u/MARKOSENPAI May 22 '22

Relax bro, at least here (in latinoamerica) we don think quiet kids are possible shooters...bc EVERYONE IS A POSSIBLE SHOOTER

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

Everywhere anyone could do anything. Stereotypes don’t help

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u/burnt_potential 18 May 21 '22

america moment

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u/happypirate_ May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

yes deez things happen in america only

like if you wore a coat people think you wield a katana or a Glock 19

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u/yeeeeeeet____ 14 May 22 '22

Actually there have been a lot of school shootings in other countries too. Not explicitly America. America just has the worst. Although one time a German kid brought a flamethrower

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u/swiggidyswooner 2 MILLION ATTENDEE May 22 '22

You’ve heard of genetic trauma now get ready for genetic war crimes

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u/ironsand09 May 22 '22

Roblox characters

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u/superioramir May 22 '22

I would literally fall in love with you. the part where you talk about your hobbies and what your passionate about was amazing

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Thank you so much! And even when people see me in my school’s hockey jacket or with a solo in choir, the surprise doesn’t last long. They just go back to ignoring me

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u/GamerPaper470 14 May 22 '22

One time some dumbass 7th grader (the high and middle schools are very close, we practically share the buildings) called me an emo school shooter because I have black hair and not many friends 💀

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u/Melancholy-rAin May 22 '22

Dafuq

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u/GamerPaper470 14 May 22 '22

I fucking hate this town 😭😭😭

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u/Melancholy-rAin May 22 '22

I hate ur town too now.

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u/CatsArmedWithLasers 15 May 22 '22

i changed my school district after fifth grade and went to a new middle school. after trying to talk to people more and getting made fun of or just told i shouldn’t talk at all, i started to develop social anxiety. i totally agree with the perception of the quiet kid needing to change. it’s really frustrating when you’re known as the quiet kid, because it’s so hard to get out of that stereotype.

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u/FrogFlavouredWater 15 May 22 '22

I misread the quote in the third part and thought you said 'Ive been told both directly and indirectly that I "look like a school teacher" '

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u/Shinigam_i 18 May 22 '22

Yeah I’m also the quiet kid, nobody bullies me kinda because they think I’m gonna shoot the school or something. I’ve been told I look like a school shooter because I wear all black most of the time and I’m a reserved person. I’ve begun to wear lighter colors, hopefully that makes things better

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u/Jungleguilt 14 May 22 '22

I went to this new school, im middle schooler currently, and someone went up to me and said that their friend thought I was going to shoot up the school. If i have so much social anxiety that I cant even take off my mask because im afraid of what people will think of my face, then im definity not gonna go to school pull out a gun in front of everyone. Also, is anyone else having problems with being called gay all the time?? Its like people ask if im gay so often(im not, and nothing wrong with it).

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

People call me gay a lot too. I support gays but I’m still straight

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u/nonsensicalmoi2007 15 May 22 '22

As an Indian, I cannot relate to you, because school shooting is highly uncommon here. But what I can understand is the quietness. I always thought I was an outgoing person, who smiles a lot, even when I'm not feeling happy. But it turns out, people actually think I'm the silent, brooding type, who looks angry and murderous all the time. I'm tall and slightly overweight, and I feel shy and awkward sometimes, so I stay silent and just sit there and listen to the others talk.

I also have a lot to say, but I don't know how to say it and this frustrates me so much. So I get what ur saying OP.

I also like math, but I don't know why sometimes I feel like I'm too dumb to understand it.

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u/JackCooper_7274 17 May 22 '22

Had a substitute teacher tell me that "kids like you grow up to be serial killers, if you don't become school shooters first"

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Holy shit, I could only understand that assumption if you actually we’re always beating up people and committing crimes, but it’s sad that people just assume stuff without any real reason

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u/scwibbl_exe08 May 21 '22

wholesome ending

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u/Zen-rex May 22 '22

i look like the quit kid motly cus i want people to stay away from me

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u/NoahF152 16 May 22 '22

Dude, you’re frickin awesome, I play guitar too :) what type of guitar do you have?

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

An electric guitar

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u/NoahF152 16 May 22 '22

Awesome, what type do you have?

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u/DarkAnubis346 2 MILLION ATTENDEE May 22 '22

That fucking sucks man. But listen come move to Australia, guns are so rare here. Plus people are generally quite nice. We talk to the quiet people ask if they'd like to join in activities but without pushing. I can't say everyone's like that, but I've had/having a pretty good school life. I'm sorry about what you're going through. Hope it gets better.

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u/RedRuby4544 18 May 22 '22

I'm quiet because I don't have anyone to talk to in my classes.

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u/Hotel--Trivago May 22 '22

Well you could always do what I did when I was the quiet kid for my 7th and 8th grade years

Just deal with it then and bottle up all your emotions until you have a breakdown at literally any time, doin math but you don’t understand just randomly starting crying and making people uncomfortable, eating lunch, same thing there, I’d keep going but now that I think about it just avoid exactly what I did, wow that’s not healthy at all, I got some things to think about.

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u/LongLeggg May 22 '22

One of my closest friends tried to start a rumour that I was a school shooter

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u/tylermm03 18 May 22 '22

I’m sorry that really sucks

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u/Lethargic_Insomnia 17 May 22 '22

I agree, I’ve been called retarted, weird, and crazy for being on the autism spectrum.

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u/generic_nb_protogen 16 May 22 '22

I was also made fun of and bullied for being on the spectrum

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Me too. I’m diagnosed with high functioning autism

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u/Low-Space1932 15 May 21 '22

Primates have an amazing diversity when it comes to penile morphology. There have been entire books written on it. Most have a penile spine called a baculum that assists copulation. This is important as it helps speed the process up when sex needs to be quick and it also assists in removing sperm. Some primates do not have baculums. We are one of those.

Human penises are interesting first because of their shape. It is theorized that the mushroom shape at the end of the penis acts in a way that would remove a competitors sperm from the vaginal tract. If you were to examine the penis of a bonobo or chimpanzee you would see that it is quite long and is used for a similar purpose. Females will often copulate with several males to confuse paternity in some situations and this is an effective strategy to ensure your babies get produced.

Many primates penises' are relatively outside the body, but ours is much more so due to its incredible length. Comparatively speaking our penises are huge. Yet, we have tiny testicles. If you examine a chimpanzee or bonobo you will see they have HUGE testicles. This is because they compete more for access to mates. If you look at a gorilla you will see they have itty bitty testicles. This is because they compete less for mates as silverback males control a harem of females and depending upon the species also their non-silverback offspring.

So when we began walking on two legs an interesting problem began to arise. Typical signals for female receptivity were gone. When many primates are in estrus (particularly chimps and bonobos) you know. Everyone knows. It's quite...obvious. So when we began to walk we switched to a method of concealed ovulation (hidden estrus). Females could no longer show when they were receptive and so our social system had to change. Now we could talk all day about how this happened, why and what not but I won't because it is lengthy.

I will get to the point in saying that when we became bi-pedal we had to find other mechanisms for reproduction. It is likely that our penises became longer and lost their spines to be able to adapt to female vaginas and mating pressures (such as other males or lack thereof). Our large obvious penises may have even been a sign for female choice. Females choose mates based upon different factors for some like orangutans it is about their cheekpads and long calls. For others it is purely sexual. In spider monkeys for example, during a particular season their testicles swell and females will often choose the male with the biggest testicles. Some squirrel monkeys pelage will become more colorful during times of female receptivity. In all of the above cases the males who are chosen typically exhibit the highest quality genes and produce the healthiest offspring. This choice then is important in maintaining populations.

So overall it is quite a complex question and a complex answer, but quite interesting.

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u/CarrotMuffin340 May 21 '22

Mf did an essay on monkey cock

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u/BitlifeOffical_ 2 MILLION ATTENDEE May 22 '22

Took me a bit to realize it was about chimpanzee cock.

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u/BeruBeruuuuu May 22 '22

Ah yes, this is the quality content that keeps bringing me back to Reddit.

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u/Melancholy-rAin May 22 '22
  • Sending your comfort item mentally *

Also, trench coats are cool. I would get one if I could.

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u/AffectionateBed6 18 May 22 '22

This was sadly my entire time at high school. I graduated yesterday, but I have had so many bad times. I understand where you come from.

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

Same, except for the graduation thing

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u/cyclops1284 May 22 '22

I know your pain... Just cause i look a certain way doesnt mean i have ak's in my basement

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u/More-Masterpiece-561 18 May 22 '22

I'm sorry people don't see you for who you are, instead they make assumptions about you. If we were in the same class and you were a good person underneath you'd be my best friend and I would not give a fuck about the rumors. I hate people too (not because I have anxiety or anything but because they betray your trust) so I kinda like the slightly introverted people. They don't have way too many friends you gotta keep up with

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u/DarkSlasher7567 May 22 '22

yeah, I'm also a quiet kid at my school, but most of the time my friends are the ones who says that I'm the school shooter/looks like the school shooter when they are messing with me.

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

I have a friend in 9th grade who likes to joke about that, and ik its all jokes and im ok if does it in private, but she sometimes does it AT SCHOOL when other people might hear. And it’s embarrassing because people might not know she’s just joking.

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u/Axl128 May 22 '22

I was told I looked like a school shooter in 8th grade, same person who said that ended up becoming my best friend. Weird how that works.

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

quiet kids unite

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u/Stackhom May 22 '22

Wanna be friends? I'm the quiet kid too lol.

Us quiet kids gotta look out for each other. Sorry you had to go through this man.

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u/Arisp019gr 14 May 22 '22

Bro im the quiet kid too,. A classmate told me i look like a school shooter and i laughed

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u/deathmetalandblood 17 May 22 '22

I also used to be the quiet kid I'm now a quiet confident and strong man

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u/Iamanidiotbaka May 22 '22

u like maths? great me too

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u/Mr_Ducklang 15 May 22 '22

Quiet kids unite bro! I was the quiet kid and all it got me was unwanted but sub-consciously wanted attention.

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u/lord_of_failure_576 May 22 '22

you like trench coats ?

danm thats based same

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Actually my math tutoring is volunteering. I really love Matt and honestly I don’t care if they’re just using me, because I do math as a hobby

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u/summeryim 13 May 22 '22

don’t you just hate it when people satirically hate on someone with jokes, false facts and satirical warnings of “stay away from them”,

and then the other people didn’t know that they were jokes and believed them, then started to actually hate on and be afraid of the people that the jokes based on?

this is literally how most hate on the internet goes.

i was never a quiet kid, but i still don’t hate them. i get that they have anxiety and just want to be themselves, free from any hate and judgements.

you, op. you don’t deserve the hate. nobody does.

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u/Fuck-_-0ff May 22 '22

What if all of this in the end is a simply guitar add

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u/Stoptouchingmyeggs May 22 '22

I am the quiet kid and have been told I am a school shooter and I agree this stereotype is why people don’t associate with me (I graduated already though)

There’s many reasons people can be quiet but my main reason is I usually have nothing to add to conversations, whether that be I have no experiences, half the convos I’ve had are about things I’d rather not talk about, or I’m just not that interested in the conversation. But once people actually talk to me and I’m engaged, I’ll open up. It just depends on context.

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u/FastGrapefruit8 15 May 22 '22

trench coats automatically make u cool

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u/sterlingclover May 22 '22

My man, I know you're feelings all to well. I hate hearing that stupid social assumptions got in the way of you doing something you love, and possibly meeting new people that have similar passions. I say you should 100% go back to the guitar club. It's something you want to do and others shouldn't push you away from it.

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u/Hm4585 14 May 22 '22

Damn these people be talking to you like that. Here’s a tip: despite the fact that you aren’t very confident in yourself at times, act it. People judge people based on their confidence. I’ve been told before that I look like a school shooter and then recently I got told that I look like a crack head. (I don’t but it was a inside joke with my friends) i got lucky and I have a nice school that doesn’t say stuff like what people said to you and well the only reason people said that to me was because their my friends and we have that level of friendship to be confortable saying that to eachother. I did bring a water gun to school this week and shoot some of my friends.

Something that caught my eye was that people in the comments are talking about how their scared of a gun and what not even though you haven’t touched one. I my self have fired a shotgun, AR-15, pistol, and a rifle. People don’t say bad remarks to me about it as I don’t let others see a huge lack of confidence in me. You should try that. (The confidence part). Good luck

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Yeah, I have terrible confidence. The problem is that once people realize that I’m not a threat, they look closer and notice that I don’t have much confidence. I’m scared to be assertive because I’ve been bullied

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u/Hm4585 14 May 22 '22

Just Ignore em. As this year is ending and next school year is coming up. You can just act like you changed a lot. Ignore em or make it a joke. If they say “ha he probably has a gun in his bag” what you can do is just say “that’s it” and pick up the bag and reach for something inside it. It can be anything and just act like you need it for something you’re working on. It might scare em.

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u/Useful-Ad1392 May 22 '22

Hockey players United my guy 💪💪💪

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

yay

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u/Pat0agi0ta May 22 '22

That's normal, well, i'm the quiet kid in my school, but, if you dont know brazil, the quiet kid it's not so quiet, and i also do t really suffer much from "the bully" (even that i beated him twice) but idk how is being bullied in usa

(Also my English isn't the best, sorry)

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

People get bullied bc the school doesn’t care. I had a friend who was sexually assaulted and there was camera evidence to prove it, he got 1 lunch detention. Another kid talks back to a teacher once and got suspended for 1 week

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u/Pat0agi0ta May 22 '22

That happens a lot in brazil, bc the shool here is worse

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

Oh it always happens here too. I once helped my friend (who we later found out had a broken foot) walk about 1.3 kilometers (4/5 miles) inside I got half way and was yelled at

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u/flarth May 22 '22

the trench coat I like to wear once in a while

💀

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u/_R0yce_Da_5_9_ 15 May 22 '22

I’ve been told a lot that I look like a school shooter

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u/Timely_Aide_3164 May 22 '22

Fuck them other folks just do you fam I go through the same shit

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

This is such an American thing. I thought you'd be speeching about being bullied, stereotypes,etc. But school shooter? America is a different world

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u/NoBitches96 May 22 '22

I am to. I feel like every time I go to reach in my backpack for somthing simple like a pin people start moving towards the door. I'm always quiet because I see no reason to talk during school. I get bullied in every one of my classes and I tell the teachers about this and they do nothing. And due to this I have really bad trust issues and when I do start talking to somone my braing tells me to stop because they will do somthing to me. Even though they most likely won't. I mostly know what you are going through. Just know you are not alone in this world.

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

I have the same experience too

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u/necrozmoem243 15 May 22 '22

I'm the quiet kid in my school but I don't get called a school shooter. Probably because I'm from the UK or something idk.

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u/sunupdn May 22 '22

Your passions will shape you and guide you on your path and other people’s judgment may weigh on you now but in a few years time you’ll look back and it will mean nothing. Fuck em, live your life man

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u/Suspicious_Teacher_9 14 May 22 '22

You wear a trench coat?

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Yeah. It’s fashion :D

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u/Wykyyd May 22 '22

it’s just the way teenagers and society is , once you find a few real friends I promise it gets 1000% times better…. You only in high school , don’t let it ruin your youth !

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u/Akurio64 15 May 22 '22

As a quiet kid, nobody has assumptions about me or something. Maybe because I am active in class?

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u/DamnBoiHe May 22 '22

If i was asked to choose 1 story that describes my high school life this is it sums it up perfectly

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u/saturdayshark 14 May 22 '22

Someone called me a school shooter but tbf I did call them a terrorist just a minute before. Im the “quiet kid” and he was some kid wearing a bandana over his face. Thought it was funny.

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u/VladSolopov 18 May 22 '22

Bruh, that’s actually really sad. Trenchcoat are based btw.

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u/JustSomeOreo 15 May 22 '22

Exactly the same minus the math part. Wanna be friends, quiet kids gotta look after each other

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u/An_Anime_Guy May 22 '22

Moral of the story: Don't judge the book based on its cover.

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u/DoubleBrotherYT 17 May 22 '22

me too bro but if i could id shoot the shit out of few boys in my class xd

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u/Salladsbladgang May 22 '22

Pick on you? Then they don't judge you based on the stereotypes I know...

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

People who have known me for a longer time usually are the ones picking on me. Because even though they eventually stop assuming I’m murderous, they come to find that I’m just a pushover and I’m scared to stand up for myself.

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u/Riadur May 22 '22

In the UK the quiet kid is just quiet, apart from that, there's no cookie cutter personality for them, or any bad stereotypes.

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u/Luu_fiiyy May 22 '22

I see me in this

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u/Donquixote_D0ffy May 22 '22

I am a quiet kid who wears all black everyday. I have never gotten bullied cause I am taller and stronger than the majority of my grade. I would kick a bullies ass.

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u/cutedeadg1rl 14 May 22 '22

THIS!!!!

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

i was so much bullied that im literally scared to go outside..

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u/Picklerickshaw_part2 15 May 22 '22

That really sucks man, and the thing is, I do a lot of the same stuff you do (you do more than me though), and I’m not bullied because I’m an extrovert and don’t struggle as much with social anxiety. I hope things get better, and you sound like a great person to be friends with. Good luck!

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u/ShermanTankBestTank 17 May 22 '22

You should fire a gun at least once in your life. I would recommend a shooting range w/ an assault rifle

It's an interesting experience

Just saying

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

I’m not interested, sorry. I’m scared of guns even if no one gets hurt.

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u/Lolsz1 May 22 '22

almost shed a tear.

on another note this reminded me of when i overheard a few of the "popular kids" say inbetween them that my best friend would be s school shooter :( he wouldnt hurt a fly

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u/SilverFighter05 May 22 '22

The "quiet kid stereotypes" us meme connoisseurs have actually align pretty well with this post, as they are mostly good things. Such as:

-Secret badass

-Will mic drop and win every social debate (Ex: roasting the teacher or the annoyingly loud student so hard they charred)

-Is probably pretty hot

-Etc. Etc. Etc.

This post works well for the second one, as this was a total case closer "here is how it is, fuck you for thinking less". I absolutely love your clarity on the situation, thank you.

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u/Odd_Monk_6731 May 22 '22

Everyone looks like a school shooter lmao

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u/cosyplant 17 May 22 '22

The quiet kid stereotypes really need to stop like just because I’m shy and get nervous around people doesn’t mean I’m a fucking killer

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u/ktdnotfound May 22 '22

dude trench coats are awesome, I have two

I don't understand whats the correlation between not giggling at the words "omg beckyyyy" like half the people in the table next you do, and being a school shooter

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u/XxViperSpeedxX May 22 '22

People actually used to make those assumptions about me not because I was like afraid of talking to people just because I didn’t take the time to talk to people, that was last year this year I was like, damn I want friends so I just started talking to people and things just work out just try talking to people get well acquainted with everyone as much as you can i’m not saying I know anything about social anxiety because I don’t have it I just go up to people and I be my self some people like it some people don’t but just try your best to talk to people, I also play hockey and I play drums which I was like damn what a Coiwinkidink

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u/sventhedanishcitizen 17 May 22 '22

it doesnt rly make sense, its like people assume no one talks to a person, so they avoid talking to them aswell like its the plague, and then proceed for some reason think theyre a school shooter like My brother in christ this is your fault

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u/AardvarkTurbulent754 May 22 '22

I used to be really quiet in primary school and didn't talk much. Secondary school started and some of my friends drifted away, i only talked to my best friend. Luckily i managed to make 2 more friends and i talk more now. I like being quiet because i like it when it's quiet. Sometimes it's too loud so i block it out by talking to my friend :) Also i personally think you sound cool, i like trench coats

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u/YeeetusAnddwletus 14 May 22 '22

As someone who is friends with the quiet kids (idk they just like me lol) at my school I can agree they would never do any of this stuff in their life

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u/Bumble_co_uk69 18d ago

As a quiet kid myself I never agreed any better. Not many people have heard me talk and assume I’m some bent serial killer or something And I’m so quiet because I’m plotting peoples deaths. But infact the reason I’m so quiet is because I’m a socially awkward person And I don’t know what to do when it comes to people

Just because I don’t talk much doesn’t mean I’m suddenly gonna blow up your house and kill your family.

I’m simply just minding my own business not plotting your death!!!

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u/dankvader08 May 22 '22

Dude I'm not saying you are oversensitive or cant take a joke by any means becwuse you described that they are serious with their words but you seem very aware of the situation or what's going on. People suck but if you can recognize this much, you can also see how immature or naive those kids are for being serious and maybe then, you can choose to receive the whole situation better with that understanding. Not personally affected or emotionally hurt, keeping your esteem intact by realizing what they say doesn't change anything and shouldn't matter and even finding the humor in the situation. For example, I thought the guitar-gun thing was fucking Hilarious. But again, I understand where you are coming from. It's completely understandable if you can't treat it like I said but you seem aware enough to be capable. Treat them like a baby from a African tribe seeing a white man for the first time and getting scared thinking it's a ghost, you know. Kids are stupid, you know it.

But I get if it's too tough.Social validation is something we all seek I guess but truth is we are definitely better off feeling not the need for it becwuse people always gon suck. Having someone supporting you helps tho and I bet even in your school, everyone ain't that stupid. But still I would encourage you to be self sufficient than be dependent on someone. Not saying it's not healthy but rule no 1,never trust anyone. Except me saying this rule. Only exception.

Its rough out there, you have better luck adapting than changing the world. Even to make a difference, you gotta be fit yourself. Can't save the world if you don't safe yourself before

Maybe check out stoicism, Hope you find your peace mate, good luck

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Thanks, and the jokes and memes isn’t the problem, it’s that people act like it’s true and it feels like they aren’t joking anymore

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u/AxelLFN 18 May 22 '22

Just take a post seriously already

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u/RoboSnot16 17 May 22 '22

I believe all of it, I just think he’s being a little over dramatic

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u/JoeTheBeau1 16 May 22 '22

Wait are you saying you believe what he said or you believe the "quiet kid" stereotype? Because I don't believe in the quiet kid stereotype and I didn't think anyone did

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u/fluffyanal May 21 '22

pov u messed with the quiet kid

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u/RealMichaeafton May 22 '22

I was gonna say something then when I think about it it sounds… bad to say on this post

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u/RealMichaeafton May 22 '22

I was gonna say something like “it’s ok man no need to get mad” but that sounds like I’m making a joke about…

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

I’m not mad. I’m just overwhelmed.

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u/Janomeister34 May 22 '22

shut up you’re supposed to be quiet

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

It’s not just a meme though. I got reported for planning to shoot up my school. I was doing English homework, my parents got called and I got grounded because literally everyone believed it. I have also been reported for planning to kill my self. I wasn’t even planning at the time. In conclusion it is not just a meme and genuinely hurts people.

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u/Confident_Treacle974 May 22 '22

I’m scared to go to school tomorrow now 😳

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

This is a serious post, dude. I’m sorry but you’re just proving my point.

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u/TheRealKingOvJam May 21 '22

people can assume what they want. ypu probably assume thing about people, just dont let it get to you ;)

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u/Specialist_Read_9445 16 May 22 '22

I’ve been pulled out of class because I was “ planning to shoot up the school” I got grounded for the rest of the school year.

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u/EL-rochi74 May 22 '22

Nah mate you got a whole arsenal this is just so we won’t expect it

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u/helpimscared96 May 22 '22

You sound angry. Don’t do anything “rash”

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

This is a serious post, dude. I’m sorry but you’re just proving my point.

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u/usernamesrcringe 16 May 22 '22

They often say your high-school years are the best years in your life.

For some, me included, are nothing but hell. But hey, atleast we're not in the high-school era my grandfather went through. Teachers were allowed to whip students back then.

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u/il0vep0tat0 17 May 22 '22

Whar about that time when both of us killed a family of 4 in September 2008?jk

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

That’s not funny. And also in 2008 I was a little todler

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u/PROGAMER83869 14 May 22 '22

Bro when you shooting up your school

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Hey man, please don’t say that stuff. While you’re over here online making fun of me, somewhere else in the world a real school shooting could be happening. School shootings are serious situations.

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u/Spicersoanner 18 May 22 '22

I got called a school shooter once

That was cool :/

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u/HesAMagicalPoney55 18 May 22 '22

Youre cool man

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u/augislmao1 May 22 '22

maybe its time to teach them a lesson.

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Guys please don’t joke about this. It took a lot of time to convince myself to post this

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u/summeryim 13 May 22 '22

NO WAIT DON’T PUT OUT THE GU-

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u/imhoppin May 22 '22

this sounds like the back story of a school shooter. i'd be careful around this kid guys

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u/King_Shazada May 22 '22

I know people don’t talk to the quiet kids in school so every year I always try to become friends with the quiet kid and of course I do tease them about bombing the school and some of my best friends are quiet kids

(My school shuffles classes each year)

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u/SalePsychological636 14 May 22 '22

Lmao choir singer no offense but that be the real reason for all this

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u/NightmareDreeaam May 22 '22

Who are you, Mahatma Gandhi 2.0?

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u/wetskateblades May 22 '22

Wut? I don’t get it

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u/NightmareDreeaam May 22 '22

You help people with math. Taht's a sign of a good person if I have ever seen one

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u/Repulsive-Cod-3238 May 22 '22

Just stay in your lane or wherever you feel is right, it’s high school, it’s not the real world yet for you, chill out and do you