Lateens at school

I had the opportunity to go to W.H. Adamson High last week and see our classes brainstorm ideas for their advertising campaigns. See related topic on previous post, and the takeaway of my experience below.

I LOVE being around Lateens. Young people in general, but Lateens in particular because every time I leave the school or I have been around them, I feel so energized, refreshed, so alive. Here are some of the words I wrote down while they were brainstorming that I thought best described them:

• Funny, super funny. They make jokes about the simplest of things every once in a while.

• Creative, it took them less than 15 minutes to come up with good ideas for their advertising campaigns.

• Short attention span, super short, you better keep them entertained.
I feel like you have to challenge them, make them think and make it quickly because they seem to get bored fairly easy.

• Real

• Sincere

• They love music. Music is their life.

• Smart

I know these are very generic words and I don’t mean to generalize Lateens, but I wish everybody had the opportunity to go and see for themselves, spend time with them. They are complex, yet simple characters. They are vibrant, yet get bored extremely easily and can come across as apathetic if you don’t look close enough. They are mostly shy, but school is their familiar environment and they feed off of each other’s courage.
Being around them was the best part of my day.

6 comments

1 gabriela Palacio { 03.02.11 at 7:14 am }

I HAVE READ MORE OF YOUR WRITINGS I REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU PUT YOUR IDEAS IN WORDS FOR ME WAS AN INSPIRATION WHEN YOU WROTE “KEEP YOUR DREAMS ALIVE, THEY ARE POSSIBLE”.

2 GERARDO { 03.02.11 at 10:31 pm }

well, I`m glad that there are people like you that apreciate lateens and that understand them and if not at least try to, because there are many factors that affect the relations they can have, like racism or lenguage barrier. I also like the fact that you said you did not wanted to generalize because as any other human being lateens are different from each other yet similar due to their customs and way of living.

3 alejandro romo { 03.03.11 at 12:49 am }

american people have a bad idea of lateens specially at the school. But people that known a lateen think about in a different way. Having contact with lateen people is always a funny experience because they think on a non stablished way, they have a lot of solutions for a problem and they always have a great experience to join with us. I think the lateen has to face with society problems because they are rejected by american society and things like that so thats to bad for all the lateen community, recently many lateen people are making a kind of protestation in order to have a better community.

DANONE!

4 Areli Chavez { 03.03.11 at 2:49 am }

You know…most of the people used to depreciate or push away someone different… but when you know them your mind change.
I think we should be open to differents kind of person because the diversity glad the life. Whe should take away the prejudices and just enjoy the life just like you did!

5 Areli { 03.03.11 at 6:16 pm }

You know…most of the people used to depreciate or push away someone different… but when you know them your mind change.
I think we should be open to differents kind of person because the diversity glad the life. Whe should take away the prejudices and just enjoy the life just like you did!

6 marcela Z { 06.21.12 at 12:49 am }

Totally agree! I really enjoy this topic, I’m sure lateen people have too much for give for the community, is like an other way to think, to create, and to live… is the funnier way.
Lets keep giving to the world a positive aspect, and prepare to be open to any chance, opportunity and person who arrive to our life.

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