SmartGirls submit their questions, and we post them! Here are some of the results.
We posted the following poll on SmartGirl.org:
Question: Do popularity and how cool you
are really matter?
Katy, age 15
59 SmartGirls responded.
We asked SmartGirls to predict what the most popular response
would be. Here's what SmartGirls hypothesized:
The two most popular hypotheses were
the ones in the middle, where popularity is neither the most important
thing nor the least important thing. However, between popularity being
moderately important and moderately unimportant, more SmartGirls
This chart shows how SmartGirls voted in the poll:
This time, the results have a clear winner. "No; popularity
isn't as important as hanging out with people you like" was the
landside most popular answer.
We asked, "Why?" Here's what
some SmartGirls had to say:
Yes; the more popular you are, the better life
you will have:
Because you will always have attention and will always be invited
to places like parties.
You'll make more friends.
Yes; popular, cool people are social and have more fun:
Because you're usually more open, friendly, and outgoing
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Because if you're always looking to be popular, you will never find
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No; popularity isn't as important as hanging out with people
I feel that as long as you are nice to people you are popular. Joking
around with everyone is key! That is what I do and I feel like I have
a billion friends (IDK if I do or not :)) I joke around with this boy
at my school and now I (and he....maybe) think we are friends! My friend
group also tells him secrets and stuff and he is awesome like that!
'cause I say who cares what other people think about you, just be
People should be friends with people they like for who they are.
Because popularity is like when you follow people or are rude to
be on the top of the social chart and stuff
You need to surround yourself with those who make you happy and who
you're comfortable with
You aren't popular if you hang out with people you don't like. You're
popular if you have fun with your friends and don't care what others
think about you
'cause as long as you have a couple of good friends, you are good.
You don't need people that will stab you in the back
I realized when I was friends with the popular crowd I hated hanging
out with them. We had nothing in common, so I hung out with people
from sports I joined and I loved hanging out with them instead anyday
It don't matter
Because if you like your friends then it doesn't matter if they are
Because when it comes to the popular kids, they always treat you
like dirt and no body likes them. I never really was a popular, just
one to be teased at. But do I care? No, because I got some of the greatest
friends that support me. =D
It doesn't matter if you are popular or not if you have good friends
If you don't hang around people you can relate with, how can you
have a good time?
Being popular and being cool are not linked.
I think friends and family who are real matter more, 'cause people
who seem to be your friend when you're popular just hang with you to
be popular too.
You shouldn't chill with people you don't even care about... be with
the people you love; if it makes you popular, then so be it. If it
doesn't--well--that's fine too.
No; popularity is dumb and fake:
Things fall apart sometimes. People change. Styles change. Popularity
doesn't last a lifetime.
Because it doesn't matter what people think about you.
Why do people think that popularity is more important to others, even
when they personally don't find popularity to be that important? Whether
or not you think popularity is important, do you think you are popular?
Even if you know it doesn't matter, do you care what other people think
Please respond to the results, the reasons for the votes, or our discussion questions below: