Snobby People in the School Past

Snobs in the Past

When I went to school there were the girls that came from homes where they had money, and what seemed like nothing for them to be worried about. The rich girls seemed to of had it all, everything they wanted. The rich girls came from homes where the fathers were, either doctors, or lawyers, and had lots of money. The rich girls had the best health care, and always dressed in the nicest clothes that no poor girl could afford, because their parent(s) couldn't afford to buy the nice clothes.

The rich girls had their clique, which was an exclusive group that only people with the right clothes, etc...could join. If you were poor, than you could never hope to be in the clique, because the clique would never accepts anyone, who doesn't measure up to their standards of how to dress, to be and how to act. You also have to have the right looks, and you can't be overweight, or the girls in the clique won't accept you. You can't be shy, either.

Snobbish means stuck-up and conceited. It, also, means a lot of other things, such as: aloof, arrogant, condescending, egotistic, haughty, high and mighty, persnickity, snotty, uppity, superior, tony uppish, overbearing, patronizng, snippy, snooty, high and mighty, and others. The opposite words of snobbish are: accepting, benevolent, friendly, generous, sociable, and welcoming.

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Girls in the Cliques

The girls in the top clique were the ones who were members of the cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders wee an exclusive group of girls, who don't have much of anything to do, or say to people, who aren't good enough to be a member of their clique. Most of the popular girls were snobbish, and would only associate with girls that were good enough for them to associate. Girls, who were snotty and mean, were awful. Snotty people can be mean, nasty, and always liked to roll their eyes. People, who were snotty, most likely thought that they were better than the people that they were snotty to, or else they wouldn't of been snotty.

People who are snobbish are stuck up and conceited, are also superficial. That's not a nice way to be. . People, who are friendly, generous, and accepting of others are the best, certainly not the ones, who are the snobs that aren't nice to other people. Snobby people can be a lot of things, which includes being two-faced and a goody two shoes. Some people, who are snotty can be real nasty to others, and say many nasty, mean, hateful things to put the others down. No one should ever listen or ever believe any nasty remarks that comes from such a person, who is a snob and a snotty person, because what a snob/snot says should never matter anyway.

The bullies in the schools in the past could be both, male and/ or female. Male bullies are real mean and must think that they are better than the people that they bully, or they wouldn't be bullying in the first place. Females can be bullies, too, and they also think that they are better than the people that they bully.

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Perry the Cat 4 years ago from Mouskin, Texas

I believe that in high school barely anyone has a fully developed personality. The wealthier girls were in a clique (I hate that word) to reinforce their self worth among themselves. They did this by being exclusive and cruel to others. This made them feel better about themselves.

Remember, crap runs downhill. The next lower group did the same thing, functioning at a lower popularity level, bonding in such a way as to promote their self worth and "pecking" those in lower castes than themselves.

This continues to fall downward until the lowest groups, loners and those with extremely low self esteem become the targets of the entire population. These people are in dire need of acceptance and are willing to go to great lengths to get it. Unfortunately, this makes them handy targets.

When you go back to your tenth, then twentieth reunion, you will likely find that as fully formed adults, these people are more mature and thoughtful of others. But it takes time.

As for now, there are children who understand that bullying is wrong. Back when schools taught Citizenship, treatment of others was discussed. Everyone knew they were supposed to treat people kindly and those that didn't were not well thought of. Other students, feeling it their duty to stand up for the downtrodden, would assist and report.

I would like to see this day again. However some things will have to change.

1) Children must not be able to get guns.

2) Drugs will have to be depowered, that is legalized.

3) Students must not have unlimited amounts of disposable income.

4) Young people must be taught, at a young age, that people deserve respect. This means Disney Corporation is going to have to change their themes. Adults do know better than kids, adults are not stupid, nor pawns. The elderly are not fools, but resources. It is wrong to manipulate people. They must know that if it doesn't belong to them they have no business with it. That it's cruel to hurt people and that cruelty is wrong.

This is an education that should be going on from birth. Parents should make sure that when their children do these things, they feel badly. That is called conscience.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A story that is as true today as it was fifty years ago. I'm not sure this type of thing will ever go away. I saw it constantly over a teaching career that spanned thirty years. Well done article.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Perry the Cat, I agree totally. Kids do need to be taught to respect others early on. Thanks for the comment.

Thanks you, billybuc. I don't think that it would ever go away, either.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

I don't think this type of thing will go away, either. It would have to be worked on to do any good.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thank you for your great comment. Parents would have to educate their kids well to respect others, and the school, too.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I have a feeling that people act this way because they are uncomfortable with people who are different than they are. They simply don't know how to relate. I have to admit that I felt uncomfortable around wealthier people as well, so I think it goes both ways.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

I think that's true that people do act that way because of being uncomfortable with people who are different from themeselves. Thanks for your comment.

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Perry the Cat 4 years ago from Mouskin, Texas

I have "The Book of Virtues" and read it to my children. Now I have a grandson and will read it to him. Mcguffy readers also contain stories with moral issues.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Perry the cat, The book sounds interesting. Stories with moral issues sounds like very good reading and would be good for everyone. Thanks for your comment.

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DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

I know where your coming from I grew up in the poor boy that couldn't fit in point of view, it wasn't any better. Though I find it funny now they act like we're old friends just because I'm not the poor kid anymore. lol I raise my son better then that, it's the reason I moved my family to a small town. There's a lot less of that here everyone is a lot better mannered and less financially prejudiced. Great article voted up and Beautiful.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thanks for commenting. I grew up in a poor family with only one parent. I couldn't fit in. I lived in a small town and moved to a larger town. My mother didn't have a lot of money. I didn't have the nice clothes or anything. My mother did the best she could with what she had. Thanks again.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

As a poor kid growing up in the country, I sure had my fill of "snobby kids" in school who though they were much better than me.

Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thanks, mary615. Me, too! I knew of this one cheerleader who got a new car from her parents. She then wrecked it, because she was driving drunk, I think. They sure wasn't better than anybody else.

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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City Author

Thanks, mary615. Me, too. Those kids who were snobby sure wasn't better than anyone else.

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