Popularity Vs Smarts

December 13, 2010
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Popularity only last so long, being smart is a gift forever.

Kids especially teenagers are always worrying of being popular and, about what people think of them. Thoughts like this looks to expensive but, it will make me more popular at school so, I’ll buy it or I know the answer to this question but, my friends will think I’m a nerd so, I shouldn’t get it right are roaming in their heads, but do they ever think about that someday school will be over. Then reality will strike them and, they will realize that in their job interview their boss won’t be looking at how popular you were. She/he will be looking at how smart you were in school.
A lot of kids I know sometimes try to fail on purpose or try to act dumb so, people will “like” them. Even though deep inside me I know they are amazingly smart. Why do they have to do this to themselves? They are not only damaging themselves they are damaging their future.
Neither my dad nor my uncles were the most popular kids in school but, now they own over a hundred of construction companies. And some of his peers and people who made fun of him are now working for them.
In my point of view I would diffidently choose smarts than popularity. Even if I’m not going to have a mass of friends I would at least have my true friends with me not the ones that are with me because I’m “cool”. You never know like my dad I might be that “cool” kid’s boss someday.

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Stevenbills said...
Mar. 28 at 8:59 am
Please use some better grammar for christ sake.
TreyAmazing said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 8:23 am
Well, possessing both doesn't hurt either :). Especially when your popular for being smart (cough cough Bill Gates).
Jakethesnake said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Mi amiga (sorry if I get this wrong, but I am now working under the assumption that you are a girl, due to the she/he instead of he/she) I agree with you on many of your few points. However, When approaching a problem, try to offer a solution instead of saying "That's wrong, that's wrong." It just doesn't get you anywhere. 

For instance, the solution is to find a way to 'encourage children/young adults to be their own person; to not let anybody dictate who they are.' 

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Healing_Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm
I've never understood why people want to be "popular' since popularity is something that can change in an instant. Being smart also has it's drawbacks. Being a parrot only gets you so far. You need to be able to make friends and function in society. Sadly, many people are so focused on being smart and popular, that they lose their ability to relate to people. I'd rather have a mixture.  
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