I had a hilarious experience on the train the other day, and I felt like its a great example of why you really shouldn’t stress about your popularity in high school. I really hope any of my younger followers in middle school or high school take a second to read this!
I just graduated high school last June. I’ve been commuting to college since July. I was on boarding the Metro Rail the other day to get there and following my regular Tuesday routine. This guy sits next to me and starts talking. At first I try my best to seem uninterested because train guys tend to be… massive creeps(to say the least). However he tells me he’s a film student, so this creative quirk let me give him a chance, and so we sat next to each other on the train and talked to each other through the ride. What really pertains to this high school popularity starts when he asked me what I was like in high school (only a year ago for me, and 5 years ago for him.) I was upfront. I definitely wasn’t popular. I hung out with this awesome group of kids who love art, robotics, journalism, and really don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks, almost like a beautiful island of misfit toys. Now I asked him what he was like during high school. Without hesitation, “Tooootal jock,” he stated. I laughed said I never cared about it because… well I bluntly said, “it was full of shit." He laughed so hard and agreed. "It was! I know!" He ended up asking me out and I politely refused. In retrospect, I find it hilarious how the tables turned in the future. What I was like in high school, my popularity, and all that bullshit doesn’t matter at all anymore. There I was, and there he was, as two strangers; and that superficial sense of hierarchy we create during these crazy years of high school meant absolutely nothing anymore.
Song: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Album: Kingdom Hearts 3