Shying away in the corner, never being in the spotlight, having a select few friends who you can talk to, having to face the embarrassment when someone you know for quite sometime asks you who your name is…
Not being popular has become this social drawback in today’s world. Particularly in school life. Not being known by all your juniors, in fact most of your classmates, is a part of it all. People look down upon you and think that there is something wrong with you due to the fact that you don’t like to put up a show or you don’t like being in the limelight. Not being in the crowd may seem devastating but believe me one notion about being popular is quite often ignored.. It won’t last!
Life is not school. Those who are popular now, who knows where they would end up in a later part of life. Being popular will not get them into a good college, being popular will not get them a good job, it has no advantages except that it makes you feel good. But wouldn’t you rather prefer being popular and successful in life rather than at school? Wouldn’t you rather feel better about yourself when you are working towards your future, than spending late nights at parties wasting away the hours?
C.Joybell.C has beautifully said ‘Don’t yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in being expected ; be palpable, unmistakable.’ Popularity is relative. Among your friends you may be popular, among your family you may be popular, in your school, at your workplace, in your community anywhere. And if still not that’s the best thing, because you have managed to not let yourself get lost in people’s judgements and opinions of you. Don’t let the sinking feeling ever overwhelm you. Don’t let that breakdown drown you in a sea of lonely and hateful thoughts.
No one has the right to label you. No one has the right to define your personality. Someone’s opinion about you doesn’t become your reality. It is just their opinion. You know who you are and you need to live up to that and nothing else.
Whenever I feel down there is this one quote that always cheers me up. It says ‘ Being famous on Instagram is like being rich on monopoly’. Its all an illusion, which everyone will have to eventually come out of. I promise. Just hold on till that time comes. And till then remember being happy and healthy is more important than being pretty and popular.
Stay true to yourself and that’s what will always matter..