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What is popularity anyway? Is it being able to be atheletic, friendly, pretty/handsome, and accepted by todays standards? Is it being able to follow all the trends? Is it being rich in order to have lots of friends? The world may never know.
Here's what I think::
Who cares. If you have a lot of friends, or even just a few good ones, and you like yourself, you're better off than lying about who you are, so you can hang out with a bunch of phonies, and cry yourself to sleep thinking about how you can never show the real you because you won't be accepted.
Girl 1: I am lyke so totally popular, I follow lyke all the trends, and am totally rich! *cries self to sleep at night*
Girl 2: I'm content how I am. *is fine*
Girl 1: Lyke, OMG, you are such a geek! *is envious*
by Sakura The Pocky Goddess June 09, 2005
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Many before have tried to define it, to pin down that secret quality that grants some enormous armies of followers while leaving others out in the rain. All of these searchers have one thing in common: they want to be more popular. This is their downfall, for, indeed, the one thing that the popular people share is unrealization of their own popularity. It may be pointed out that some popular people do notice it; however, by noticing their own popularity, they get caught up in the social system, and are constantly forced into overthinking themselves and attempting to become still more popular. This redefining of themselves as lacking in popularity inevitably leads to their fall, as they lose the characterisitics that drew to them such a large audience of friends in the first place.

What is the key, then? How can one be popular? The answer, counterintuitively, is by not trying to be popular so much as to interact with people on a regular basis, to have a lot of friends. For confidence is one liked, and, via the golden rule, through treating other people as friends and not as subjects does one gain and maintain what some call "popularity". True popularity is only being nice to people and being oneself to people, so they feel free to be the same around you, and it's not all that difficult to achieve, requiring only that one first rid themselves of the illusion of social systems and treat everyone else like equals.
B: Hey, man, isn't it weird how our school doesn't have any popular people?
M: Dude, don't you get it? That means we're the popular people! Sweet, all of our hanging out with our friends and posting pictures on facebook has made everyone jealous and given them senseless idealizations of our personal characters! What do you think we should do now to maintain our popularity?
B: I dunno, man, have more parties?
M: Yeah, let's do that! After all, we have plenty of peons who would enjoy basking in our personal limelights!

*weeks pass*

B: What happened, man? Nobody likes us anymore!
M: What do you mean, nobody likes you, everyone loves me!
B: No. No, they don't. They think we're both assholes for turning what used to be fun time spent hanging out with friends into social legitimization. Shit.
by arbitraryalbatross May 31, 2010
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Something that, contrary to what popular people think, unpopular people do not crave.
Don't be sucked in by popularity.
by Anonymous :) May 12, 2007
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A state of mind. Many people say they are "popular" or use a label because they have no self-confidence in thereself.
Girl: OMG!!!11shift+1!! You must so be jealous of me because I am so much more popular than you!111

Everyone else: Get a life you little fruitloop.
by Millions August 27, 2005
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One of the many roots of all evil. (Others include mathematics, rap 'artists' and Mr Tobin) Basically popularity is a black hole which most retarded sheep-type-people WANT to be sucked into.
Popularity is for populars. They're so darn stupid.
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A social disease in which a blind group of voids who believe that if you have a lot of backstabbing "friends", wearing the "hottest" clothes, listening to shitty music, and following what your friends do is popular.
Preppy: OMG everybody loves me, I'm so populllaarrrr

Individual: Fuck you, popularity craving void.
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Something somebody made up tons of years ago. Something that's just there to make other people feel less important, beautiful, and more nerdy and dorkish than the so called, "popular people." A word that makes everybody else sad except for the ones that are actual popular.
You're such a nerd! No wonder my popularity is higher than yours!
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