Educators' Guide

Soul Asylum’s lyrics tell the story of a woman who wonders if “she wants to be just like everyone.” She’s not sure if people “mean to be mean” or “just want to be seen.” Write about a time when you tried to be “just like everyone” instead of doing what you wanted to do. How did it work out?

Think of a way that you can do something that distinguishes you from everyone else. Stand out from the crowd by expressing your opinion about something you think is important. Advocate for someone who is being discriminated against. Start something that will cheer up your friends and get them out of a rut.