I'm not popular and I never have been. I'm the farthest thing from it, actually. I don't have this huge group of friends blowing up my phone every five minutes, just waiting to hang out with me. I don't have a lot of followers on social media like everyone else I know. I never get over 500 likes on every single picture I post. I'm lucky to get anywhere near 50. I don't go out every Friday night with my friends, because I don't have very many. As you can see, in no way am I popular.

But what does popular really mean? The definition on google is: liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.

If you ask me, the definition of that word has changed a lot over the years. It's become more negative, in my opinion. I don't want to support something that means one person gets special treatment while the other gets looked down on. I don't want to be a part of something so critical. Do you?

While I don't have the things I previously stated, who says I need them? Nowadays, popular is good. If you're popular, you're right where you're supposed to be. But what if we don't want to be popular? What if we want to be smart? Or healthy? Or geniuses?

Here's a bit of advice: don't strive for popularity or the affection of the hottest guy or girl in school. Don't put your effort into something that will please other people. Please yourself. Do what makes you happy and don't worry about anybody else. I say we break the rules of society and no longer strive for popularity, but for bravery, honor, and self-love.