Bored Panda’s High School Yearbook Quotes

I... know. Everyone's seen this. But go look at it again. It's super long - 24 pages, at press time - but if you have a little kid who's gonna grow up and enter this big bad world, go look at what the older kids stand at the door and say - not just with their name appended at the end but also with their picture attached. When you see how the "head-covering squad" (one of them signs off "turbansquad" below) wear their cultures and faiths proudly in their yearbook quotes with wit and charm (arguably the best reaction to prejudices) to boot, you'll understand why I reblogged this. funny-yearbook-quotes-93-589d7bebd0093__605 14719202_1822006958087466_3615125924967612416_n-589b3e5da559c__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-166-589e1be09dfa2__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-4-58947be929b0d__605 Alizeh Raza received the comment, "....what a bright and beautiful face!" funny-yearbook-quotes-167-589e1c087b76f__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-162-589e124d89644__605 According to urbandictionary.com:
"You Can't See Me" = Another way of saying that you are untouchable and put everybody else to shame. ...because if a person or thing can't see you they can't catch and/or attack you. Even though you are entirely visible it is a way of telling somebody that they (can't mess with you) and they are not on your level.
At a time when growing up is angsty and the world they live in with social media magnifies intolerance a lot of them flaunt honour what makes them different, be they race, religion, sexual orientation or just.... a healthy appetite!
And teamwork.

...And teamwork. ("We know what you're thinking and no, we're not related")

Fine, some of 'em also flaunt their similarities

(Fine, some of 'em also flaunt their similarities)

And deliberate stereotypes... funny-yearbook-quotes-121-589dce91718d5__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-149-589e0f4dbe0ce__605 Daniel Zhang received the response "Every Asian parent ever". funny-yearbook-quotes-34-5899a069121df__605  funny-yearbook-quotes-166-589e166206c19__605 Según Akigbogun received the comment, "...none but he himself may make that joke" However, my favourite two (because Am I The Only Parent Who Is Already Receiving Smartypants Comments From The Kids About What They Are Named) are these: funny-yearbook-quotes-309-58a17d8fca75f__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-01-589b2cf1a23cf__605 And these two girls below, just for their whole healthy attitude (not... too many fries right?) funny-yearbook-quotes-67-589af7cc5322e__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-48-589ad96eae749__605 How many of you guys out there have one like this to show your kids now? funny-yearbook-quotes-589481e8c41b5__605 11355974_661754123925939_446982293_n (I recently went to get more piercings (thanks for that, Queen E!) and ahead of me was this middle-aged man who asked, "which ear is it for straight men, and which for gay men?" ....below, both boys are double-earringed though, go figure...) funny-yearbook-quotes-110-589db6a5096bc__605 funny-yearbook-quotes-125-589ddd535e77d__605 Lotsa respect, no judgement. (How can there be, from someone who calls herself Christian, who has a best friend in secondary school who is Muslim, whose parents are staunch Buddhist/Taoist, and who has a few gay friends in her history to thank for some big lessons in life?)   Growing up is hard, and then when you're done with that, you suddenly discover that you have a lot more growing to do. I don't know which is harder - being friends with no one, or trying to be friends with.... everyone. But don't throw the first stone this week. And if people you don't respect hate you.... you must be doin' somethin' right 😀 Good week ahead, dears.  

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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