Ok, so i tried to keep my blog light and fun but I feel this is a topic I need to talk about this.
I'm talking about the popular kids or 'plastics' as Mean Girls would have you call them. They exist in every school, work, nightclub and other social areas. The people that think they're better than everyone else because they're prettier and more confident than the average person. Even though we all hate them, there is still a part of us that would love to be them and to see what it's like in there shoes. Trust me, its not a nice place to be. I should know, I used to be friends with some.
I was never seen as one of the 'cool kids' in school instead I used to think of myself as cooler than the cool kids because I didn't have to change the way I look, talk or act to fit in. When I came to University/College it was a different story. I unintentionally became friends with the popular kids. At first it was amazing. People would treat you differently like you were better than them. You got to go to the cool parties and hang with the cool people. This part was really good, the part that the rest of the world sees. Allow me to share what it's really like.
You constantly worry about what you wear and say for the approval of the rest of the group. You feel constantly that you have to prove that you deserve to be friends with these people. That's not friendship! A friend is someone that you feel totally comfortable around and you have no fears about being yourself.
I refered ealier to the film Mean Girls because it couldn't be any closer to the truth. The first time I saw it I thought it was overexaggerated for the film. It isnt, it's spot on.
So there has been a lot of writing to read and I apologise but I feel I needed to talk about this. Basically, if you feel like you have to change who you are to fit in, find some different friends because a real friend doesn't treat you like that. I have only about 5 close friends in my life, but I would trust these 5 with my life and I feel like these 5 are worth more than the 30 fake friends I had when I was popular.
Thanks for reading, I'm sorry it was so long. Have any of you guys been in a similar situation? Please leave a comment I'd love to hear some of your stories.