I thought that this was a good one to carry on with after this mornings post.
This may astound a lot of you to know, I have never been cool. I know, it’s completely shocking, right! The thing is, I really don’t mind.
All the people who are popular, well, they seem to have a lot of issues. I guess that’s why my self esteem is pretty alright, I’ve already had to look out for me. I didn’t get excuses for my “behaviour”, in fact sometimes if my brother did something, we both got told off.
Then with my friends in high school, people liked me, I was a quite good girl. In fact, more people remember me from my Primary school then my high school! lol. I could “slip into” any group that I wanted too.
If I have children, I want them to learn that being popular isn’t the most important thing in life, it can be quiet constricting sometimes. It’s very rare to be popular and not feel the pressure to be what everyone else wants you too be. So don’t go out of your way to achieve popularity, achieve to be the best you can be =D
I was inspired to write this post after reading both Smile for the Camera [socs] by Paula Light’s Writing Site and Part of me by Rachel Mankowitz (check them both out!). Funnily enough, they both wrote their posts on the same day, and I spent the rest of my day, trying to think and break down my thoughts
When you get a chance, please check out Rachel Minkowitz’s Young Adult novel, Yeshiva Girl, on Amazon.
When you get a chance, please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.
Thank you ❤
As with both these lovely ladies, I too … Have never understood the whole popularity or “what is cool” things
I know…It is shocking
Shows like Buffy, Sex in the City, Angel, E.R. etc … I love them, but when they first came out … I didn’t start watching them until a couple of seasons in. The only show I can remember watching when everyone else did, was Dawson’s Creek…You know something? I really don’t like it that much now.
Pacey can be annoying…
Too be honest I still don’t understand what they were talking about. What kind of teenagers were they!
See, I don’t mind not being popular, now that I’m older.
Everyone I know or knew, who one might consider “popular”. They’re all horrible, and in hindsight, they always were. What about yourselves?
So lovely ladies and jellyspoons … Who wants to be popular!
Press the link here … May Goals … Too read about my May goals.
It’s been interesting because it seems to be my most popular post…Yet, I don’t know why? If someone could please tell me why?
So today I went back on Facebook after being away from it for about a week and I can honestly I did not miss it at all!
I am not really sure when Facebook became the be all and end all in our lives, but I am more determined than other to stay clear of Facebook. It’s excellent for keeping in touch with people, but lets be honest…Most people use Facebook as some sort of popularity contest page. I am not someone who on Facebook would be deemed ‘unpopular’ but I think that it definitely causes a lot more problems than solves them. I think it brings out the worse in people, yet, at the same time it seems to brings out the honest side too and people are there ready to criticise you.
I have said a lot these days that we have all these communication tools and it is so easy to talk these days…yet…we seem to interact less than any other generation before! We’ll “like” something, but why are we liking the ‘like’?
The funny thing was I had this distaste for Facebook and I missed the Blogging community all day. It feels like the blogging community is just a more positive influence in my life these days. People seem to want to put all their lives on Facebook, but nothing…interesting…Yet blogging allows the readers a snippet into the writers life without giving too much away…Leaving us all wanting more!