You can't generalize everyone by groups, because there are always people in groups who are different or don't fit the mold. However that doesn't mean there aren't trends. When I was in school I was never confined to a certain group. I was one of the few that had friends who were popular and friends who were geeks. I had friends who were jocks, and I had friends in the chess club. I had friends who were straight arrow, and I had friends who were hard core partiers. Some weekends I would go party and meet chicks, other weekends I'd play D&D. Most of the people I knew only hung out with their own crowd. I was never in too deep with any crowd because I was affiliated with so many. Being kind of an outsider with a lot of experience in different crowds, I really notices a lot of good and bad trends between these crowds. The less popular kids, like the geeks and the goths, they resented the popular crowd and considered most of them to be arrogant pricks. The popular crowd or the jocks would even admit it that they ridiculed and humiliated a lot of people in order to get laughs and be socially superior. I got into a lot of arguments with those guys back in the day because I never did crap like that and I had some friends in those crowds. The people in this crowd had a problem with looking down on people who were less socially powerful. As I got older though I noticed a lot of bad stuff about the less popular crowd as well. Their biggest problem was similar yet opposite. They had a problem with resentment. Envy. They started rebelling against anything that was socially cool. They started looking down on people who were socially powerful because of their resentment. I'm not placing blame because kids will be kids, this is merely an observation I made over the years. The popular kids looked down on people and were rude, which may be the source of a lot of that resentment that developed in the less "cool" kids, but that doesn't make them worse. I think after years went by the less popular kids resentment grew to where in the end (I'm now 10 year out of school) they were the ones who harvested the most hate and anger. I say this because from time to time I run into old friends and I ran into quite a few recently, and my old friends from the less popular crowd have become very unpleasant to be around. They've been griping more, complainig about everyone, dissing on anything "mainstream", searching for ways to degrade it, etc, whereas most of my old friends from the popular crowd are still fun to be around. Just some observations I made. I'm not saying one is better than another Some people rise above it all, from both groups, but a lot of them fall into these patterns and trends. I dunno, what do you all think?