Monday, November 24, 2008

What's the big deal?

Esther Yang
Period 3: English
8:00 PM

I'm going to make this shorter than my usual blogs, because the point I'm trying to state is really simple. There's really no complicated way to explain it.

Popularity is something everyone's wanted, at some point in their lives. I mean, who doesn't want to be well known? Who doesn't want to be loved by others? But changing who you are to gain popularity is just another stupid mistake that you can't undo in your life.

I have something to say about this. How are you going to survive in the real world, if you make bad decisions in life without thinking about the results? I mean, what is the value of popularity? Sure, you're well known. Everyone knows who you are. Everyone loves you. You receive praise from your peers. But what good will that give you 10 years from now? Will the good lucks that made you popular help you when you're filling out a college application? Will popularity have any effect on helping you reach your goals? Is this so called "popularity" going to help you give a hand to others, and make a difference in their school year, or lives? My opinion is: NO.

People will only like you from what they believe or see is the real you. If you cover yourself caked with make-up, faking your laughs, and trying to be someone else you're not.... no one's going to know the real you. They'll just assume the real you is how you present yourself. That disguests me.

You see, popularity is just another one of those useless things that may bring joy in the school years, but 10 years later... it'll bring no help whatsoever when you're trying to get a job, or when you're trying to make a family.

I wish people could see more of that. Sadly, many are not willing to listen or even care.

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