From purses starting at 300 dollars, to a pair of shoes costing upwards of 800 dollars, these big ticket items are a new normal in today's society. It does not matter if one spent one or two paychecks to afford these items, it is expected of people to wear the brands that hold a large price tag. Although, why does the name of your clothes mean more than who you truly are? We should be looking, and focusing on the knowledge one withholds in their mind, not the shoes on their feet. Look at the books, and notes in kids back pack, not the brand of it. I've seen a highschool student get made fun of because he was wearing Sketchers. Now, let me remind society this adolescent man, is one that knew more than all of them combined, but once again that does not matter. When one walks the halls, children are only focused on material items. Forget the material learned at school, that's not what students are there for, it's to show their 800 dollar watches, and shoes. At Chaparral, it is all too common for kids to be fixated on the fact that department store clothing is not an investment to be made. In the Chaparral community, it should be no longer tolerable to base one's identity on the clothes they wear, or car they drive. At the end of the day, the price tag on your shirt does not amount to the wisdom or education the student body holds in their minds. So next time you decide to base someone on their apparel, pause, and remember the material in your mind is much greater than the ones you wear physically.
By: Hannah Lee