Cliques & Cool Kids

Isn’t it funny how, even as adults, we still have cliques and cool kids just like we did when we were at school?

Back in my school days I was never one of the cool kids. I was overweight, a bit nerdy, quite smart and into alternative music and fashion, so I never fit in with the majority. But I found my own place back then, proud of being an individual along with the other awkward misfits.

Monty Python’s The Life of Brian

I’ve always been proud of my individuality, but still desire to be amongst the popular people. That’s pretty normal really, isn’t it?

In the dance community everyone is accepted for who they are, and you really will find all sorts of people on the social dance floor. I dance with artists, accountants, doctors and lawyers. Tall people, short people, curvy and slim. Shy people, outgoing people, and everyone in between.

But despite this acceptance there’s still a small amount of cliquiness and there are definitely a handful of cool kids who only dance with the other cool kids.

The more I dance, the more I feel I’m slowly being accepted into these elite crowds, but I wouldn’t say I was there yet.

And do the cool kids even know that’s how they’re perceived? Or is it just a handful of us misfits who see them this way anyway?

Ultimately, whether you’re on the dance floor or anywhere else in life, I firmly believe it’s important to stay true to who you are. Don’t change for anyone, don’t try to fit it. If it’s meant to be, you’ll find your place.

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