Being a nerd/geek the notion of being popular is kind of foreign. Achieving notoriety is a different thing in our world. Being well known is one thing but being well liked is another.
As I have blogged on earlier I like to march to the beat of my own drum, but that can come at a cost. You don’t always get picked first, you can be outcast (which can be good or bad) depending on how you look at it, and you spend a lot of time alone.
Having popularity can mean you are in the in-crowd, you have access to things and places, you are a sought-out individual. But Julius Erving the famous basketball player said once I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. So with that being said respect seems to have more weight than popularity.
Harrison Ford said The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. Just think about how many actors/actresses/musicians are the hit of today and the memory of tomorrow.
Friends, its not always great to bear the weight of fame. So as a person who is on the fringes of life I enjoy being with people who have more concerns than where they rank with others. Our lesson is to be yourself and enjoy the journey you are on as a person.