February When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the Toyal lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate Total nerd looking for a friend with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on.
E tables contained the kids with mild cases of Down's Syndrome, what in the language of the time we called "retards. We were not being especially candid to grade ourselves as D. It would have taken a deliberate lie to say otherwise. Everyone in the school knew exactly how popular everyone Totxl was, including us.
Ofr stock gradually rose during high school. Puberty finally arrived; I Total nerd looking for a friend a decent soccer player; I started a scandalous underground newspaper. So I've seen a good part of the popularity landscape. I know a lot of people who were nerds in school, and they all tell the same story: Being smart seems to make you unpopular. To Looking for some fun nsa or more in school now, that may seem an odd question to Total nerd looking for a friend.
The mere fact is so overwhelming that lookihg may seem strange to imagine that it could be any other way. But it could. Being smart doesn't make you an outcast in elementary school. Nor does it harm you in the real world. Nor, q far as I can tell, is the problem so bad in most other countries.
But in a typical American secondary school, being smart is likely to make your life difficult. The key to this mystery is to rephrase the question slightly.
Why don't smart kids make themselves popular? If they're so smart, why don't they figure out how popularity works and beat the system, just as they do for standardized tests?
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The guys that guys envy, girls like. In the schools I went to, being smart just didn't matter much. Kids didn't admire it or despise it.
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So if intelligence in itself is not a factor in popularity, why are smart kids so consistently unpopular? The answer, I think, is that they don't really want to be popular.
If someone had told me that at the time, I would have laughed at him. Being unpopular in school makes kids miserable, some of them so Total nerd looking for a friend that they commit suicide.
Telling me that I didn't want to be popular would have seemed like telling someone dying of thirst in a desert that he didn't want a glass of water. Of course I wanted to be popular. But in fact I didn't, not enough. There was something else I wanted more: Not simply to do well in school, though that counted for something, but to design beautiful rockets, or to loojing well, or loo,ing understand how to program computers.
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At the time I never tried to separate my wants and weigh them against one another. If I had, I would have seen that being smart was more important.
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For half of them, it would be a step up. Even for someone in the eightieth percentile assuming, as everyone seemed to then, that intelligence is a scalarwho wouldn't drop thirty points in exchange for being loved and admired by everyone? And that, I think, is the root of the problem. Nerds serve two masters.
They want to be popular, certainly, but they want even more to be smart. And popularity Total nerd looking for a friend not something you can do in your spare time, not in the fiercely competitive environment of an American secondary school. Alberti, arguably the archetype of the Renaissance Man, writes that "no art, however minor, demands less than total dedication if you want to excel in it. Navy SEALs and neurosurgery residents seem slackers by comparison. They occasionally take vacations; some even have hobbies.
An American teenager may work at being popular every waking hour, days a year. I don't mean to suggest they do this consciously.
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Some of them truly Naughty looking casual sex Kissimmee little Machiavellis, but what I really mean here is that teenagers are always on duty as conformists. For example, teenage kids pay a great deal Total nerd looking for a friend attention to clothes. They don't consciously dress to be popular.
They dress to look good. But to who? To the other kids. Other kids' opinions become their definition of right, not just for clothes, but for almost everything they do, right down to the way they walk. And so every effort they make to do things "right" is also, consciously or not, an effort to be more popular.
Nerds don't realize this.
They don't realize that it takes work to be popular. In general, people outside some very demanding field don't realize the extent to which success depends on constant though often unconscious Total nerd looking for a friend. Kenna NM sex dating example, most people seem to consider the ability to draw as some kind of innate quality, like being tall.
In fact, most people who "can draw" like drawing, and have spent many hours doing it; that's why they're good at it. Likewise, popular isn't just something you are or you aren't, but something you make yourself. The main reason nerds are unpopular is that they have other things to think about.
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Their attention is drawn to books or the natural world, not fashions and parties. They're like someone trying to play soccer while balancing a glass of water on his head.
Other players who can focus their whole attention on the game beat them effortlessly, and wonder why they seem so incapable. Even if nerds cared as much as other kids about popularity, being popular would be more work for them.
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Few smart kids can spare the attention that popularity requires. Unless they also happen to be good-looking, natural athletes, or siblings of popular kids, they'll tend to Totl nerds. And that's why smart people's lives are worst between, say, the ages of eleven and seventeen.
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Life at that age revolves far more around popularity pooking before or after. Before that, kids' lives are dominated by their parents, not by other kids. Kids do care what their peers think in elementary school, but this isn't their whole life, as it later Total nerd looking for a friend. Around the age of eleven, though, kids seem to start treating their family as a day job.
They create a new world among themselves, and standing in this world is what matters, not standing in their family.
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This was too subtle for me.