Top 10 Reasons Why Smart Classmates are Better Than Popular Classmates

The Top Ten
1 Popular classmates are mean and judgmental

Though the given stereotypes for popular classmates are, in most cases, true, I won't say that the smart ones are never popular. I've seen many popular kids being smart too (fairly good in academics or at least satisfactory), but then they get arrogant for being popular too.

They are! Not everyone, but very nearly. They judge you if you don't wear makeup, are smart, and if your vocabulary is advanced enough to confuse them. I dislike some smart kids as well, but usually, they are popular as well.

I'm not saying I hate all popular kids, or love all smart ones. But I have to say that, by and large, this one's mostly true. At least in my school.

2 Smart classmates are more successful in the future

I'll laugh my ass off to see how the people who tormented me will turn out to be in the future in the next 10 years. I will have no remorse upon them.

Having a lot of friends in high school will probably mean nothing. Having a good education will and will most likely prevent you from working at Burger King.

When I drive to McDonald's in my Mercedes Benz, I'm going to look at the person who took my order and say, "Wow, I never knew popularity meant low income." Can't wait to become a lawyer and say that! ... Okay, I won't say that. I'll smirk.

3 Popular classmates only care about social life and gossips

I don't know. The ones in my year level usually care about assignments but barely revise for tests.

4 Popular classmates act fake

There are a lot of people who put up a front, like pretending to like everyone or putting up a persona that their life is perfect. Something I've never been able to do. Manipulation gets you places, though, and I guess it could be interpreted as smartness because you know how to get to the top.

However, clothes and makeup are not fake. I use my outward appearance as self-expression, to reveal myself rather than hide it.

5 Smart classmates have more experiences about frustration

So true. As a "smart" student myself, I've experienced frustration every day at school. I can't flip someone off during class or even tell them to go off because they might tattle on me, and I would get in trouble. I can't skip P.E. even though it's a free pass to getting bullied. I can't skip useless homework. I can't get any lower than Cs...

6 Smart classmates have better taste in music

While everyone else is listening to that noise on the radio, I'll be listening to alternative stuff. Y'know, Of Monsters and Men, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, etc.

I have to say, the music some popular kids think is good is absolutely ridiculous. Music nowadays is like, "OoHOooHh Ahhha lalA Bep pop BoooP F mEe babYyYy."

Well, that is an exaggeration, but... for our ears' sake, please don't play your distasteful music in the cafeteria!

I love alternative rock and I am proud to be a nerd!

7 Smart classmates are usually stronger on the inside
8 Popular classmates don't have a life

Guys, I'm popular. Do I care? NO! If I wasn't, I'd be fine. I just made a Top Ten list of why I hate Gangsters! Some kids are popular for good reasons while others are just people that I want to stay away from! It depends on the student you are talking about. And I hate Swag! I hate that people keep using YOLO! I hate people constantly using hashtags!

Well, I am popular and smart, and I do have a life - a life that I'm living right now. So, please rethink what you say.

Popular people are better.

9 Popular classmates use more pointless slang words and dirty curse words than smart classmates

I'm smart and I use slang.

"On fleek" and many more, I have only touched the tip of the iceberg.

10 Smart people are polite

This can also apply to some popular people too. Good manners go a long way, and the stereotype that every popular kid is a shallow bully is unfair and wrong. In my school days, I knew quite a few people who weren't exceptionally clever but were polite, kind, and a joy to have around.

How is number 16!

The Contenders
11 Popular people are constantly on their phones

But I thought that they were "social."

12 Popular people are more likely to bully

People, look here for a second. It says HALF. HALF means not all. And I can verify that this one is true. Don't worry, I know some smart bullies as well.

This is true for me. Not all of them are mean and judgmental, but most of them are always shouting and moaning.

13 Smart people are more mature
14 Popular people will hate you if you win an argument against them, because smart people have better points
15 Smart people will know what you are going through
16 Some popular people are spoiled

Some, not ALL. But we can all agree with this.

17 Popular classmates don't have any friends just sports teammates
18 Smart people may be able to handle situations more effectively
19 The only reason most of the popular people are popular is because of their looks
20 Smart people tend to have a better sense of humor
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