And I thought I was a dork

United States
December 30, 2009 3:47pm CST
So after reading this discussion about facebook it got me to think about something funny. I thought I was so unpopular and such a dork in high school. I was in the skater, or grunge crowd. I wore baggy jeans with a cute shirt usually short where I had to wear my jacket in school. Freckles didn't help me feel popular. The skaters I felt like were the only people that accepted me. I surely didn't feel like one of the hottest girls in school and I figured most of the popular people, like football player, cheerleaders, etc had no idea who I was. But I guess I was wrong. Funny enough I only made it through a year and a half of high school before I got prego and dropped out. But still I have people who know me by name friend request me from school on myspace and facebook. Some of these people I don't know and never talked to in school. But they can tell me things I have done, people I hung out with and how I dressed. I guess i was more popular than I thought. How about you? Were you popular in school? Did you end up being more or less popular than you thought you were in the end?
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@zed_k4 (17635)
• Singapore
31 Dec 09
I've observed that the 'dorks' in my school last time have been doing awesome in this present life. I've met a couple on my way to some places outside and they are either with good careers and married, or with an awesome career and totally eligible ladies and bachelors. As for those naughty ones, I've seen some selling drinks, working behind the counter, but there are also those successful ones. This just shows that dorks aren't necessarily a bad thing, aye?
• United States
31 Dec 09
Yes I guess some people just save the good parts of them to themselves until they get older and into the real world. Why waste it in high school hehe.
@zed_k4 (17635)
• Singapore
31 Dec 09
Well said..
@Hatley (145650)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Dec 09
natnickeep hi well it was a long time ago when I was in high school and the second world war was raging so a lot of things'were very different during those years. most of the boys enlisted in the armed services so by the time I was a senior our class was mostly girls and a very small class.'no i was not popular at all. and never ended up being very popular but It did not bother me too much.
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• United States
31 Dec 09
Well that is sort of a different situation. Well I am sure you are popular here on mylot with looking at the number of posts you have.
• United States
30 Dec 09
I know how you feel. I was the chick who dyed her hair Marlboro red before it became cool and was Goth before it had a name. It seemed I was always a little on the outside of everyone else. Half way through High School I switched schools and I went from the geeky kid everyone had known since Kindergarten to that "Chic". I just never realized it. Which turned out to be why so many liked me I hear now. Apparently I never seemed to care what people thought (this is true) and I never acted like the "in" crowd. I never did because I always thought I was still that geek. People contact me or we run into someone in a store and I hate to admit at least 70% of the time I have no clue who that person is. I think though in a way we all feel like we're trying to fit in in High school and miss the fact that we are fitting in already.
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• United States
30 Dec 09
Yep I guess that was it. I wasn't paying attention to them because I thought they weren't paying attention to me but I guess that I was soooo wrong.
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@maezee (23035)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Ha, I was so.. zoned out during high school. Pretty anti-social, too. But yes! People who I didn't even really know have come up to me (now that we go to the same college), saying, "Didn't we have a class together in high school?" and even though I wasn't all that popular (hung out with a very close knit group of friends..) they somehow remembered me but I couldn't for the life of me figure who THEY were! It's so weird. It feels like the tables have been turned, doesn't it?
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• United States
30 Dec 09
Lol I know don't you feel kinda bad when these people are like hey how have you been and your like heeeeeeyyy um who are you again. Hehe.
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@bingchen (1126)
• China
31 Dec 09
i think that i am popular in school,i always wear single and neat color shirt and jean to school and left short hair and make me looks boys,and keep me popular,my friend dont think like that,they think that i wear neutral and dont decorate myself and looks personality,so many boys want to close me.but i dont think like that,i hope that i look popular and neat and dont make me different.
• United States
31 Dec 09
Well just remember it isn't all about being popular. There are much more important things in school. If you read the post it was kind of about not being popular or about not worrying about being popular anyhow. It doesn't matter what you wear or who you hang out with. Just be nice and be yourself and stay in school and do your homework hehe, uh oh starting to sound like a parent huh.
• United States
30 Dec 09
I understand feeling like a dork in high school. I was on the chess team. Come to think of it, I really was a dork. Funny though, it didn't follow me into adult life. I realize now, I didn't have a lot of high school friends because of THEIR immaturity. Most of the popular high school people I've met in later life were living pretty mediocre lives. When you're older, the newest clothes and best looks aren't enough to get you by. You have to have something to offer the world outside your little group of friends. I only recently got a Facebook account and people came out of the woodwork wanting to know how I'd been. Most of them are people that wouldn't give me the time of day in school. They whine a lot about their jobs and their spouses. I think they get a little miffed when I tell them I'm happy and turned out OK.
• United States
30 Dec 09
Yes it is very funny how un noticed you sometimes feel and then to find out people really did see you and know of you. Glad you are happy with life also. And I think chess is a fun and intriguing game. If I wasn't skipping school and being so bad in high school I think I would of been on the chess team too! :)
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• United States
31 Dec 09
I was indeed a dork, and a trouble maker too! I was not popular in high school at all. However, I was popular in my college days! In high school no one talked to me. I have several classmates who have added me as friends on facebook but there is still no relationship. It's nice to see how old we all look though.
@solared (1210)
• United States
31 Dec 09
People are so insecure in high school they never notice when they are noticed, because they are focusing on hoping certain people like them, that they never realize the impact they did make, often times the people that like you are the people you don't notice, definitely the case with me...lol
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
31 Dec 09
It seems you were and not only that maybe your baggy pants helped to make you stand out .The fact is many people go through high school dont have a clue what they are doing there and tehy spend their time trying to be popular and get many friends .Consequently they ended up doing stupid things that get themin trouble and annoy others .I guess with you being yourself you stood out and was remembered.HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU WERENT FORGOTTEN THOUGH .