phil osborn [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>Actually, I was the life of the party as a kid, to the point that I
>transcended it. I was literally the most popular kid in my class in most of
>elementary and high school, voted "class king" in high school, etc., etc.
>When it goes that well but you're also raised to be super-critical, then at
>some point you begin to see how thin the facade is.
Very similar here; in elementary school I was popular, admired and had half the girls chasing after me. In my first year at high school I decided the whole mammalian social popularity contest thing was a crock and dropped out of it, becoming pretty much an outsider. Carried on coming top in the school academically, though.