Top Ten 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 here are in, most of the cases, true, but I won't say that the smart ones aren't ever popular. I've seen many popular kids being smart too (fairly good in academics or at least satisfactory), but then they get their horses high 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 hate 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. In my school, at the very least.

A popular boy at my school said I looked like I was 5 just because I wore two braids. SERIOUSLY.

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.

Bill Gates: I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed it all. Now he is a Microsoft engineer and I'm the owner of Microsoft.

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

When I drive to McDonalds in my Mercedes Benz, I'm gonna 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!
Ok, 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's 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 bring myself out 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 crap 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 nowdays is like, "OoHOooHh Ahhha lalA Bep pop BoooP FucccKk mEe babYyYy"

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

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

7 Smart classmates are usually stronger on the inside

If smart kids are stronger inside, than why do you have these kids bullied by popular kids cause they were clothes that the popular kids think are boring or that studying is for nerds or whatever and they end up committing suicide. I woudn't call that strong inside.

Not really. I think you just think of something then come to a conclusion from no reasoning.

Well I can tell your popular. Since you say stuff like that so you must be one of those ass holes

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.

They are popular, and thus have lists of friends, who they socialise with. Sounds like a life to me.

Popular people are better.

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

"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.

And smart people can bully to. One of my teachers was bullied in 7th grade by other students who were in advanced classes.

This is true for me. Not all of them are mean and judgemental, 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 Some popular people are spoiled

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

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