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Outcasts: Our Human Need For Belonging

January 15, 2018

By: Brandon Montague

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word "outcast" as "one that is cast out or refused acceptance (as by society)." When I was young, my family uprooted from the Toledo area and settled in Hancock County. I was the new kid on the block at a tiny county school where our graduating class of less than ninety was considered the largest class in school history. In typical fashion, I was looked upon by most of my classmates as an outsider because I was new to the area. I didn't grow up with the core group of children that were raised together, therefore I didn't have the close relationships that some had already established over the last several years. As a result, I didn't really "fit in" with any social group and only had a few close friends.

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