[The Invisibility Cloak] 【隱身衣】

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[The Invisibility Cloak]

By: Michelle Chiang Man Ying (Hall 10)
Image: cx.aos.ask.com

“You can’t sit with us!” – a popular quote, and scene, from the renowned American chic flick movie Mean Girls, perfectly illustrates how awkward and bitter it is to be ostracized by a group of friends. Or should I say, ‘so-called friends’.

The feeling of not fitting in, being isolated, distant, and alienated from the majority of a group – like an outcast, is not pleasant at all. Yet, the ugly truth is that sometimes it is inevitable. Every one of us must have gone through such a feeling.

Their jokes seemed to be related to a past that everyone but you has shared; they proceed to another location with or without noticing your presence; you may seem upset or confused, but no one bothered to care and ask about it…

As if you are wearing the Invisibility Cloak of Harry Potter’s.

However, don’t be frustrated yet. They are not the only one you can be friends with. Keep your options open: There are 7 billion people on earth. Be more friendly and initiate conversations with others. Also, don’t take it personally. Always remain dignified and polite. Be the more mature person, and stay true to yourself. You will always find the circle where you belong.

To take off that cloak, or to feel comfortable wearing it, it is your choice.

【隱身衣】

文: 蔣敏瑩 (舍堂十)
譯: 段延麟 (賽馬會群智堂)
圖: cx.aos.ask.com

「你不能跟我們坐在一起!」這是美國流行美劇《辣妹過招》裡的經典台詞和場景。這句話完美的體現了當我們被朋友排斥的時候的尷尬與難堪——哦不,或許我應該用帶引號的“朋友”。

無法融入,被孤立,距離感,隔閡,疏遠…… 就好像被拋棄的孤兒一樣,這一點都不好受。但是,悲哀的現實就是這種「隔膜」是無可避免的。我們都曾體驗過這種感受。

他們講的笑話除了你的所有人都懂。他們一起邊走邊談無視你的存在;你可能看起來很不安很困惑,但是並沒有人去關注,問你發生了什麼……

就好像你穿著哈利波特裡的隱身衣。

但是,別沮喪徬徨。他們不是你唯一的朋友。大開眼界:這個世界上有七十億人。友好主動的跟別人打招呼。同時,如果遭遇冷眼,不要太過在意——保持你的尊嚴和禮貌。成為一個更成熟的人,成為一個對自己誠實的人,你就可以找到你真正能夠融入的圈子。

脫下隱身衣,或是習慣穿著它,這是你的選擇。

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