Friday, November 14, 2008

It's All About Popular

Do you ever wonder what other people think of you? Scratch that, we have all wondered at some time or other.

What warrants "popular?"

What is it about me, or about anyone, that piques their interests enough to even want to talk with me at all, let alone be my friend? I've forged hundreds of lasting friendships throughout the years, but...what is it? How is it?

I like to leave a good taste in people's mouths (and not just with my cookies).
What, however, makes the difference between someone thinking you are kind, loved, loving, and socially acceptable, versus the person thinking you are conceited, overbearing, and "desperate?"

I'd like to say everyone thought of me as the former, but the sad truth is that I have been misunderstood a time or two. So how is it that to one person you are the coolest ever and another avoids you like Richard Simmons should avoid spandex?

Any thoughts?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larissa-

It's not about brains or knowledge. It's not about aptitude, it's the way you're viewed, it's about the proper poise when you talk to boys...Little ways to flirt and flounce. It's the shoes you wear and how you fix your hair. That's everything that really counts.

Love, Glinda

Larissa said...

Ok ANONYMOUS - thanks for the laugh:-)

f.s. said...

Because you are a GOOD person, and that attracts GOOD (though sometimes bizarre) people to you. I don't know what ONE thing (or more than one thing) attracts people to each other, either as friends, or more... I guess there are just unseen forces at work.

Mena said...

You were always kind to me, friendly, welcoming, encouraging, and remembered things about me. That did it for me. I always admired your intelligence and good handle on situations. There's my answer!