During high school many kids just hang out with a certain type of group. The popular kids only hang out with the popular kids and the jocks only hangout with the jocks. I just don't get that. Many teenagers today try so hard to be popular. That seems to be the main goal a lot of high school students. One day someone could be your best friend and then next it's like they forgot you even existed. I even tried really hard to become popular. I remember sophomore year. I tried really hard to fit in with all the popular kids. I dressed like all of them and I even started to talk like them.
Then during the end of my sophomore year I began to realize that trying to be popular was just a big waste of time. No matter how hard I tried I never seemed to fit in with the popular crowd. Especially during baseball season. I would be talking with them and they would talk about doing something on the weekend. I kept thinking, "Wow this is great, I'm finally starting to fit in". Then when they decided on something to do they wouldn't even invite me. It hurt a lot when they did that. It felt like my world was falling apart. "Did I say something stupid or do something that made them not want to invite me?" I kept thinking to myself. I felt like I had wasted a whole year at school at school.
When summer started I began to listen to some new bands that I hadn't heard of before. One of the first songs I heard was a song about trying to fit in at high school. I couldn't believe it. These guys were singing about the same stuff that I was going through. Their music made me realize that I didn't need to be popular to fit in. I could be happy without being popular. I found out that being popular at our high school was just going to a bunch of parties and getting drunk. Why do people consider you popular if you do that? I just didn't understand that and I still don't.
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