In my situation, I am only 3 months from graduating high school, a long sight away from the first day of first grade in which I joined the community of kids that I am graduating with. When I was in first grade, I could easily say that my Aspergers' was in full bloom by then and I had made to what I call many mistakes that would cost me a horrible time making friends. With the stereotype of having connections with the popular kids of school, I was always in the pursuit of becoming popular, and yet I was the kid that was ridiculed for being weird and for being "gay". This left me in really hard times, and in reflecting 12 years later, this has let me realize how much my thoughts on this have changed. Nowadays, I am a very social person and embrace myself for who I am. I don't care about the popular kids nowadays because they are the drug addicted asses that make too many stupid decisions in their lives. I do have friends, and I really enjoy my time in school now, comfortably waiting for prom and to graduate in June. Now this may sound like my rant on my success story, but what really strikes me now is the change of how I think of the whole concept of school reputation and the popularity food chain. I think it is complete nonsense due to it being completely irrelevant to what my personality and my life is.
I am probably done from talking about myself, but now I ask, whether you are in school or have long graduated from it, how would you describe your popularity situation in school. Also, how do you feel about popularity in schools.