Updated June, 2018.

Hi Nicki. I saw you sitting with Amy at lunch yesterday… Are you two friends? I haven’t seen you guys hanging out since second grade.

What? No! I stopped hanging out with her in second grade because she wasn’t a very good friend to me. And now, all she does is gossip about people. She sat down next to me yesterday but I couldn’t, like, get up and leave. But she’s not my friend.

That’s a tough one. I get not wanting to be mean to someone by leaving but then again, having to hang out with someone you don’t like and listen to all that stuff…

Yeah, it was really awkward. And she said stuff about people I know that made me really uncomfortable. I told her so but she still kept going.

What did you say?

 I told her that Harrison was a friend of mine so I would appreciate it if she didn’t talk behind his back…

Wait? She was talking about Harrison? What did she say?

Taylor!! Don’t you get it? I don’t want to talk about Harrison behind his back! That’s not being a good friend.

Well, I don’t know… maybe it is if she was saying how hot he was and all…

Just what does “being a good friend” mean? Have you ever really thought about it? Given that your social world is huge right now (for most teens), this might be a good time to explore this topic. This post will cover:


What do you value in a friend?

Popularity and peer pressure

The changing face of friendships

Some valuable friendship skills

Bonus YSS: Am I an introvert or extrovert?

Post Question:

Is it important to you to be popular? Why?

Answer the post question here

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  • WLKHS 1409
    Posted at 15:56h, 17 December Reply

    Personally it isn’t really that important for me to be popular because I like having my own social group that doesn’t have a lot of people.

  • WLKHS1011
    Posted at 23:11h, 06 December Reply

    It is not important to be popular unless it is important for your own mental health. As long as you have a couple close inner friends, popular dosnt matter

  • WLKHS1207
    Posted at 11:56h, 03 December Reply

    Being popular isn’t a goal of mine, I don’t require it and there is no real need for it in my opinion. Good friendships are all that matter to me.

  • WLKHS1203
    Posted at 01:31h, 21 November Reply

    It is not important to me to be popular because if you good wit Who you are then it don’t matter if you popular or not.

  • WkHS1201
    Posted at 00:59h, 20 November Reply

    no its not important to me to be popular because if i have one close friend that i can count on than thats all that matters to me.

  • WLKHS1317
    Posted at 00:23h, 09 November Reply

    No. I do not believe it is important to be popular. This is because as long as you are happy, then that is all that matters. For example, if someone is happy with the few friends that he/she has, then that is more important that an unhappy popular person. Popularity does not define your successes.

  • wlkhs1316
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 November Reply

    Popularity is not important to me because over the years I have realized that it is better to have a couple of close friends then a lot of popular fake friends. Many popular people are fake towards their friends and talk about them behind their back.

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