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all popular kids think they can do whatever they want but they cant their the same as us .what makes someone popular sports friends what? I really what to know

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My logic surrounding popular kids (jocks, sluts etc. not kids that are popular in like, the science group or whatever) has always been simple: They all have inflated egos of themselves that allow them to justify any wrong doings.

As for what makes someone popular, I don't honestly think this question is answerable.
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RE: "popluar kids"

The movie, "The Breakfast Club" touches on some of the reality behind school sub-cultures. Each group forms pretty much because of some commonality such as math, sports, shop, etc.

The popular kids usually have access to something that others find attractive such as looks, money, clothes, athletic ability, etc.

When I was in High School, there were four of us who had different full time second shift jobs (>40hrs./week). For us, the high school sub-groups seemed rather trivial because we all had an outside perspective.

When you consider the age segregation of school, it starts to become evident that most students are prevented from developing healthy interaction with anyone outside their own age by this segregation. In addition to failing to develop healthy social skills, unhealthy ones are developed as students begin to look for all their social needs only within their narrow group. This accentuates the importance of the group. Like a tribe or a gang, the group can come to dominate one's perspective.

The school "factory" is made more manageable if students, like cattle, remain in their designated groups.
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I don't really get what you mean by "popular kids".
10-20-2013 01:17 AM
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(10-20-2013 01:17 AM)Dead Wrote:  I don't really get what you mean by "popular kids".

She means the kids who are considered 'better' than everyone else(cheerleaders, jocks, preps,etc.). Timf made a awesome point.

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Like Herr Timf said, it becomes irrelevant when you take a look at it from an outside perspective. Why? Because the value of the "popular kids" influence becomes near worthless in the larger picture of reality as a whole. It's like considering the penny to be akin to a dollar inside a small group, but then you step out into reality and a penny is pretty much worthless.

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(10-20-2013 02:31 AM)Lollipopgirl Wrote:  She means the kids who are considered 'better' than everyone else(cheerleaders, jocks, preps,etc.). Timf made a awesome point.

I dunno, I mean we have cheerleaders and 'jocks' at my school, but they don't act like they're better or anything. All the preps that were in my middle school are going to private schools now.

Is it possible for a school not to have a popular group?
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I'm not sure. Probably. My school does though. They all act like they are better than us and some of them are cheerleaders and the sporty kids.

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Studies have shown that popular kids are generally more sociable. Attractiveness and athleticism helps. As they get older some might get superiority complexes.

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(10-19-2013 03:11 PM)Nerdy Computer Guy Wrote:  My logic surrounding popular kids (jocks, sluts etc. not kids that are popular in like, the science group or whatever) has always been simple: They all have inflated egos of themselves that allow them to justify any wrong doings.

I just simply like to call them the biggest faggots in schools. I pity the fools that actually call them "cool" or "want to be part of/like them".
This is also one of the most overused and worst clichés in TV Shows/Movies, where the results are mostly cringeworthy for me...
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(10-20-2013 06:21 AM)Dead Wrote:  
(10-20-2013 02:31 AM)Lollipopgirl Wrote:  She means the kids who are considered 'better' than everyone else(cheerleaders, jocks, preps,etc.). Timf made a awesome point.

I dunno, I mean we have cheerleaders and 'jocks' at my school, but they don't act like they're better or anything. All the preps that were in my middle school are going to private schools now.

Is it possible for a school not to have a popular group?

My school's popular group is consistent of everyone but me, with very few exceptions. Not that I mind.

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I see a lot of jealousy in this thread.

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To be honest, the "popular kids" was more prevalent at my middle school than high school. God, the people during middle school were terrible.

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