Peer pressure. Where do you belong? My thoughts about highschool

Philippines
February 22, 2007 5:10pm CST
As you noticed people nowadays choose who they want to be with mostly some people wants to be with those who are famous good looking and rich or whatever glory they have with they life may it be he succeeded something. I cant help but notice some people think that whoever they hang with makes them who they are, certainly you can be yourself because you hang out with people who's the same or have similar interest with you. I'm just bothered by these because in my school they don't really pay attention to those nerds whom i think are cool by the way kinda weird and strange but cool, since i hang out with the popular kids at school (which i have no choice because they stick around with me) i pity those guys who went to school wakes up early in the morning waiting for the bus hitching a ride and just gets bullied around. I just cant stand seeing those kinda people and yes i was once a nerd because of my extreme acne from the past which i had when i was 1 - 2nd yr high school and people treated me like a dork and somebody to pick on, i got so bullied back then because i was new to the school but years passed and i earned their respect but still i wished i still have those acne it sure shows some of the real people you know who wants to be you're friend not just for the sake of hanging around with beautiful people but for the reason they want you to be their friend. To me high school is the best time of my life i get to look back and reminisce on the days i was still a kid and i had fun the kind of fun i cannot do right now. When i was in high school i was still below 18 and i cannot drink alcoholic drinks but yet we sneak around and still do so right now that im 20 its not that fun anymore the thrill of getting caught isn't there its just plain boring, well who knows thats life were all growing up already weren't kids anymore.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
23 Feb 07
When I was in hi school I chose to stay around the nerds and the so called weird folks. Even though I was a very attractive girl myself, I was not concerned about being with beatiful people. But I guarantee you just because they're nerds does not mean that they make the better best friends. I've found that they'll leave you guick and run back to the very ones that abused and taunted them if given the chance. Then when they are hurt again they will come running back to you for comfort. In middle school one of my teachers told me to chose my friends as I'd choose a good book.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Oh?! yes they tend to still wanna join those who bully them cause they think it would boost them up, thats why i really pity them thats really being so desperate fame isnt everything just being youself is enough to enjoy one's company its good you have the heart to hang out with nerds and some weird folks. but hey their smart though am i right?! lolz
@Nagareru (308)
• Peru
22 Feb 07
those time were strange, i never liked the highschool, i thougt it was just for loosing time... well it is very usefull but i didnt like it at all...
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
true sometimes you feel like loosing during high school or feel like a dork but thats the time you have to learn how to live with the persons around you. You really didn't have much fun during high school have you?!
@vgiostao (43)
• Canada
22 Feb 07
My personal experiences are that elementary schools have the worst peer pressure and as people get older, they also get more mature. I am not in highschool and i find that everyone has more of their own type of personality that is different from everyone else, but we still learn to appreciate each other. Less people care so much if you dont wear the latest fashion or got the new gadget that everyone wants....
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
yes thats definitely true, going with the trend really makes alot of friends, having a new gadget is just like a bait fishing for new friends. During elementary yes peer pressure maybe that tight but still you're still a kid at that time too much pressure might make you cry that much. Kinda weird but i still think high school pressure really is tight, well that depends based upon experience.