• Question: were you popular at school

    Asked by liamsevans71 to Andrew, Hina, Ian, Kathryn, Leah-Nani, Xu on 15 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Ian Jones

      Ian Jones answered on 15 Jun 2018:

      I had a close group of friends and we all stuck together. I think one of the things you come to understand is that everyone should be encouraged to be confident about their own abilities and realise that we are all good at different things. Being popular isn’t the most important thing. You can become respected for being confident about being you AND respecting that about other people too. That’s much cooler!

    • Photo: Kathryn Burrows

      Kathryn Burrows answered on 15 Jun 2018:

      I would not say I was popular, but I had a surprising number of friends considering I am so odd and liked to do my own thing. I made some really great friends in school who I still talk to, one of them just got married! : )

    • Photo: Leah-Nani Alconcel

      Leah-Nani Alconcel answered on 18 Jun 2018:

      I was a cheerleader in high school, so I guess I probably at least appeared to be popular. I didn’t feel like it, though.

    • Photo: Andrew Margetts-Kelly

      Andrew Margetts-Kelly answered on 19 Jun 2018:

      I had my close group of friends and many more less close friends too. I didn’t see the need to be “popular”, just to share good company with the people closest to me.