Blog Response #1: “It was either shun or be shunned. The meaner you were to the “rejects” the more popular you became with members of your clique.”
· The quote, “It was either shun or be shunned. The meaner you were to the “rejects” the more popular you became with members of your clique,” is saying to me and some of your friends think it is cool to be mean to other people. If they think it’s funny to be mean to someone or leave someone out who they think is “uncool” then maybe they aren’t really your friends. People like that are probably really unsecure themselves so they have to pick fun at other people, or they might pressure you into doing it.
· I disagree with the quote. I think that people think that what the quote is saying is true, but it defiantly isn’t right. I don’t think that people should leave out others just to try and act cool, or make fun of anyone for any reason. It makes the people you are ignoring feel bad and hopefully you would feel guilty for doing things to that person. People should separate themselves from those so called “friends” that think that ignoring people is the popular thing to do.
· Once my friends got in this really big fight about a guy, which I wasn’t really in it to start with. The reason for fighting was really stupid, and of course they wanted me to pick sides and neither one of them wanted me to talk to the other one. I know I shouldn’t have picked sides, but I didn’t want to lose my friendship with my really good friend. The friend that I was siding with didn’t want me to talk to the other girl at all. I didn’t want her to be mad at me so I tried to ignore the other friend as nicely (if possible) as I could. The longer the fight continued the worse I felt about leaving that one friend out. So finally I told them that I wasn’t going to ignore either of them and that I wasn’t on either ones side. They eventually made up and we were all friends again!