What’s more important to you?

38 thoughts on “What’s more important to you?

  1. A bit of both really. Being a nerd and alone while getting good grades sucks and so does being popular and having spaghetti for brains. The trick is to find balance between the two

  2. I did not like this poll. There must be a balance between popularity and being a star student. To many of us, both are equally as important. I feel as though this supports the stereotype that popular kids are dumb jocks and preps and anti-social/socially awkward kids are super smart. I know MANY kids who are popular and VERY smart. As I know MANY kids who are unpopular and not very smart. This poll just made me feel upset because it seems too stereotypical the way you must answer it.

    • Totally agree. I still feel a bit biased toward “star student”…but you’re right, this poll is sadly stereotypical.

    • Exactly. I am actually homeschooled, but I went to public school for about a year, and when I was there I knew everything and learned nothing because I knew too much. But even though I was probably the smartest little six-year-old in the class, I was not popular or a star student. I think it’s much too stereotypical of people to assume that anyone who is remotely popular is stupid, and anyone who is a “star student” is uber-smart.

    • I totally agree. There are popular kids with good grades, and unpopular kids with bad grades. I wonder if there’s a link, maybe, between good grades and popularity? I mean, it’s stereotypically popular/bad grades and unpopular/good grades. But maybe kids who are unpopular and bad grades just are treated badly, and they don’t care about grades. Maybe popular kids just have friends because people respect them because they do well.

    • good point… But i would rather have a small group of true friends than be involved in all that stupid drama!

    • I find it very sad to find that society thinks that if you’re popular you’re stupid and vice versa…

  3. I think it comes down to: what are your priorities?

    I concentrate on school, ergo I have no friends.
    Most kids at my school concentrate on having friends, ergo they are rather on the dim side.

    The world needs both. Humor and intelligence. Friendship and problem-solving. Neither usually combined in one. Look at Sherlock and Watson.

  4. honestly i could not care for either of the choices i rather just be you average run of the mill kind of guy it’s much more relaxing that way in my personal opinion

  5. I think a little of both.

    I mean, let’s be honest, it’s hard to choose! Having a ton of friends, or being an A+ student.

    Most people assume that popular kids are stupid, and the nerds have no friends.

    But, hey, I’m a nerd! And I have the best friends in the world.

    And, there are several popular kids that are very smart.

    I would rather a nerd, to be honest, because not all nerds are socially awkward.

    Even though I am homeschooled, and I AM socially awkward…

    My friends always have my back when I say the wrong thing in a conversation with my crush, or anyone, to be honest.

    • Is it hard being home-schooled?

      I’ve never been home-schooled but I do know a few of my friends who were; I never really understood it to be frank. But, it is what it is.

      I hope you enjoyed the experience better then my friends who went through it.

  6. I’ll calmly take the position of a star student. Popularity isn’t something, that I thrive for. Plus, you never miss something that you never had. πŸ˜€

  7. I think it’s important to be a star student because grades are what gets you to the place that you need to be. But it has always been my dream to be popular. I’m so invisible that it’s getting sad. But people start to notice me when I’m doing good in a class. So I rather be smart and successful than known for just my looks.

  8. I would rather be a star student because being popular won’t get you anywhere in life. I would be a star student because I could get scholarships to my favorite colleges.

  9. A balance of both is perfect, but becoming over popular or overly smart, it can give you a big head, thus resulting in people not liking you. πŸ™‚

  10. I could say I want both, but I feel like that would be too much work and people would expect too much of me. I would rather be popular than a star student because if you set yourself high, people will expect you to go higher and I can’t handle that.

  11. The question is a facade every person in humanity has the potential to be both but looking past that those two instances aren’t important to living factors at all and will not shape humanities future.

  12. I was never very “popular” when I was in school. In fact, I was the one generally being bullied; but I was in with the “popular” crowd due to being in class with one of the most popular girls in my school. I still have the gift she gave me for my birthday.

    I didn’t get high grades either, but in grade 12 I managed to get onto the honor roll status and wasn’t even trying. It was really surprising and I legit started crying tears of joy when I saw it.

  13. I would definitely focus more on being a good student. Because that is really, way more important that popularity.
    But then of course, I’d want to make friends and least have the majority of the school know I exist.

  14. I do think it’s a bit of a which-extreme question. But being kind of a shy person, I’d say I value being smart over being popular.

  15. Being a star student. “BEING POPULAAAAAR” is usually as shallow as “I WANNA FUCK HER” or “I LIKE HER CAR” or “HE/SHE CAN THROW AN INFLATABLE SPHERE WHAT A HERO”. It’s pretty stupid to value popularity over being a good student, which…you know, can actually impact your future. Very few people stay friends with people they met in high school.

    In so few words…be known for the girl who might cure cancer, not the girl who has a baby at her prom in the bathroom.

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  17. I personally am considered a “star student”, usually getting good grades. I don’t have many friends, but I would rather get good grades and make my teachers and parents proud than have friends because of things that don’t matter.

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