We graded them from A to E. It would have taken a deliberate lie to say otherwise. My stock gradually rose during why i want to be a politician essay school.
So I’ve seen a good part of the popularity landscape. The key to this mystery is to rephrase the question slightly. In the schools I went to, being smart just didn’t matter much. I wanted to be popular. But in fact I didn’t, not enough. I wouldn’t have taken it.
To them the thought of average intelligence is unbearable. But most kids would take that deal. And that, I think, is the root of the problem. American school kids work at popularity.
I don’t mean to suggest they do this consciously. For example, teenage kids pay a great deal of attention to clothes. They don’t consciously dress to be popular. They dress to look good. But “enough” depends on where you are.
Few smart kids can spare the attention that popularity requires. American kids, I read this book in school. This was too subtle for me. I didn’t get the additional message. How could things be any other way? Adults don’t normally persecute nerds. States are the group most hostile to blacks.
It’s much more about alliances. If it’s any consolation to the nerds, it’s nothing personal. They don’t actually hate you. The trouble is, there are a lot of them.
The least popular group is quite small. D table in our cafeteria map. It didn’t have any noticeable effect. You mean this isn’t normal?