The Truth about Popularity

Popularity is stupid and dumb. What does the word even mean? People change who they are just to earn seasonal friends. We listen to society telling us that we NEED to have a social life. That we HAVE to go out on friday and saturday nights or else you’re a loser. We listen to everyone around us , we let them affect ourselves and on the way you lose it. You lose who you are, you lose the aspect of your life. You become so afraid that youre not in trend with everyone, that you dont have the latest clothes. You’re humiliated being the background music of a party that everyone knows is there but not really, that one person in the class who everyone knows is there but doesnt care about. Your parents tell you to strive for the best. And i think some people misinterpret what that means. It doesn’t mean to have the better clothes, to have better and coolest friends, to go out every night. People lose sight of what’s in front of them. There’s nothing wrong with liking your own clothes, your own style. You dont have to wear the trendiest clothes for someone to like you. You dont have to go out on friday and saturday nights, whats wrong with staying in and camping out on your couch watching netflix while eating your favorite foods? Being the background music for someone else’s party doesn’t feel good but have you stopped and think that your the main attraction with someone’s else’s party? Teenagers are so caught up of the idea of being popular that they change themselves so they can have someone’s approval. If you have friends who you always have to dress up for, then that’s not friendship, thats more like a contest. Stop being so caught up and open your eyes. You’re worth much more than you think you do! Chase your dreams on your own terms, don’t let society or school change you. Keep your sights on what’s important to you, not everyone else around you. Don’t let anyone dictate your life. Don’t let em change you cuz at the end of the day, youre the one who has to deal with yourself. 

Love, Lisa


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