For most kids in high school, the future promises better days. But for a certain group, there’s no time like the past.
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This is sort of funny, but it’s wishful thinking (of a spiteful kind). Those who were popular in high school earn more than those who were unpopular.
A study of 10,000 high school graduates showed that “popular high school students earn more than their less-liked counterparts — even decades after graduation…If a student moved from the 20th percentile of popular up to the 80th percentile it would yield a salary 10 percent higher — 40 years later.” – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/10/22/sorry-nerds-popular-kids-earn-more-in-the-long-run/
Life is one long popularity contest.