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Attention: Being Cool At School May Mean You End Up A Loser Later In Life

by : UNILAD on : 02 Aug 2015 11:54
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It’s the confirmation we’ve all been waiting for.

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Apparently, just because you were cool at school, it doesn’t mean you will go on and be a success later in life, giving hope to all the geeks and misfits out there. Take note mean girls and sports boys. Being popular as a teenager really isn’t the best thing in the world, even though it might seem so at the time.

This is according to a study, ‘Whatever happened to the cool kids?’ that was published by the University of Virginia.

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Professor Joel Allen claimed:

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It appears that while so-called cool teens’ behaviour might have been linked to early popularity, over time, these teens needed more and more extreme behaviours to try to appear cool, at least to a sub-group of other teens.

So they became involved in more serious criminal behaviour and alcohol and drug use as adolescence progressed.

These previously cool teens appeared less competent – socially and otherwise – than their less cool peers by the time they reaches young adulthood.

So it turns out there really is such a thing as peaking too early.

Topics: News

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