Are you or were you part of the cool crowd at high school?
Most Helpful Guy
In my country Switzerland these kind of groups don't really exist among students. Everyone is pretty equal. This is true for high school but even much more so for university. At university, most people are already very mature and they act pretty much like it's a job, so they just do their stuff and try to learn something. We do have things like fraternities/sororities but contrary to the US, they're not popular here. Most people kinda look down at them because most of these people (especially fraternity guys) are rather strange folks.
When I was in high school in America, there were these kind of groups but I didn't belong to the "cool" kids. I was very popular/successful with the girls, thanks to my exotic status as an exchange student but most guys didn't care too much about me. Looking back, I think I had the opportunity to get into that cool-people circle in the very beginning because some girls from that circle liked me, but because I come from a country where this doesn't exist, I didn't know anything about it and I basically blew it. But in the end it was still okay because I made a few great male friends and girlfriends. It was perhaps even better that way because the students in my peer group took me the way I was, whereas the students in the cool-people-circle seemed rather superficial. If you couldn't keep up with what they thought was cool, you were basically abandoned.1
Most Helpful Girl
i hated that bit of high school. i was always perceived to be, but i never wanted to be. so it was kinda like i was trying to pull away from being boxed into that kinda group. sure, the recognition was nice, but a lot of people in that group weren't the best people.
i dunno i just dont like being branded like that, especially when people have no idea who i am.1