Daily Prompt: Popular

In school and pretty much through life I have never been popular. It’s something that hasn’t bothered me except I do like being included in things or thought of. Personally I don’t think I could handle being the “IT” person or the guy everyone raves about. Something about being popular is similar to narcissism or something like that. Popularity has its good points but it can also be a curse. Being well known isn’t all its cracked up to be if you see how some folks live with their own fame.

Were/are you popular in your circle of friends or community?

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8 Replies to “Daily Prompt: Popular”

  1. Yep…in high school and college … also have had times with less popularity… both serve a purpose… without sandy popularity leaders can not lead if no one follows… and there have been many awesome leaders… King David being one… unpopular times are awesome too… Elijah times… and both have their evil temptations … narcissism a temptation to the popular… jealousy and bitterness for those not as popular.. just sayin

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      1. Lol of course not… but… popularity does not always equal narcissism… I was referring to popularity in terms of something which is sought out… a quiet leader who has a following is also popular in the sense that he or she is chosen … reading has at times been a popular pastime .. and it is quiet … it appears that we are both writing about our understanding of popular… I was not intending to limit it to a loud nature …. popularity can be because of a persons wisdom etc.. it is good to see value in all types of personalities though… both loud and outgoing … quiet and reflective…

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  2. I grew up and attended school in a small town. 64 graduates of my senior class. We knew everyone and everyone knew us and what we did last night. I was friendly, had friends, I guess you can say popular-but not in a snotty way. Sometimes I was a shit…eh, sometimes. I had a lot of friends in high school and still connected to those friends in college and currently. I have a hard time letting go. I have made new friends but still treasure the old ones/classmates. Some friends and I have recently met up for supper this month and plan to do it every month as our schedule allows. We all live within about 10 minutes of each other but don’t see each other regularly.
    My circle has gotten smaller, and I kind of like it that way. But occasional surprise visits from old friends make me smile. Life goes…on and on and on…no matter if you’re popular or not.

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  3. I had a clique of friends all through school — our group was made up of a variety of personalities and walks of life. However, I was far from popular. It’s the same now, as an adult. I’d rather have a small group of devoted friends (and to whom I am equally devoted) than popularity.

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