The Popularity Conundrum
is a singular phenomenon
in which the people who run with the "Popular Crowd", especially in high school
, are loathe
d and gossip
ed about by everyone else. The logic
is this: why are they called "popular
" if everyone hates them? Should they not be called the "Disfavored Crowd" or the "Anathematized Crowd" instead?
Perhaps being "different" has become so fashionable
that the word "popular
" has taken on a negative connotation
. Therefore, the ultimate insult
(at least to a fashionably different high school kid) is, "You're popular." Or maybe we're all just jealous
of them...well, I'm not jealous.