I was never the popular kid in school. I wouldn’t say that I was a total loner either – I was just the average shy girl who stayed with a very small group of close friends. I kept my distance from the popular crowd because they made me nervous. They clearly saw themselves as better than everyone else, and it was almost as if they thrived on intimidating other people. But what I also noticed was that being popular seemed like a huge hassle. I mean, who wants to be gossiped about all the time and showered with fake compliments?