Society likes to ostracize others in many different forms, and some forms are often ridiculous reasons. It varies from being different as from the majority of people such as race, language, and thinking differently. Society generally likes to ostracize others almost intuitively and sometimes at a very young age. Bullying for example is a common form of ostracizing others. Bullying is something experienced by many kids throughout a young age, just because the victim is classified as “different” from the entire group. The victim is usually discriminated from a group in the aspect of appearance, ranging from being scrawny or even disabled.

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Even if ostracizing others is second natured to many human beings, it’s a skill as worthless as a piece of dust. No person should feel as if they don’t belong, either in society or in the world. People should stop trying to distance, separate, and differentiate others from themselves. This dilemma of ostracism is foolish and idiotic, but it’s still practiced and continued.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Many times ostracism occurs just because others are accustomed to blaming others rather than themselves. Most people naturally like to think that they’re not the ones at fault in many occasions, but they really are. People like to judge before they think, and it happens almost everywhere.

Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think.


Ostracism is a daily problem most frequently amongst leaders of a group, society, or pack. Almost as if a leader makes a mistake in an event and is criticized by his people, but the people don’t do anything as a means to help the leader during the incident. The leader carries the people, but the people provide no effort in return.  Its almost as a danger of leading your people, but also having the everyday fear of being criticized just because you did something wrong or not to their liking.

“…I’d just got back from New York with the fencing team. I was the…manager of the fencing team. We’d gone in to New York that morning for this fencing meet with McBurney School. Only, we didn’t have the meet. I left all the folks and equipment and stuff on the…subway. It wasn’t all my fault. I had to keep getting up to look at this map, so we’d know where to get off…The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train. It was pretty funny, in a way.”



One thought on “Ostracism

  1. What an amazing blog post! I love how it sheds a light on how people can be excluded out of something for being different. I agree with how stupid it is and that we should all treat each other like one.


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