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The Plus Sides of Being Common and Unpopular

Updated on March 28, 2014

God bless this seemingly-happy couple

for they are in their own little world. Oblivious to what pain and disappointment the outside world may bring. At first glance, do you feel pity or happiness for couples such as this? I am not timid. I will answer first. At first glance and without any information to guide me, of course I feel sorry for them.

Why shouldn't I feel sorry for them? Just look at their clothing. Common, off-the-rack. Clothes everyone buys at some huge department store. These people and those like them do not know the feeling of owing designer clothing. Or even worse, even knowing a clothing designer. Now do you feel sad?

In order for this piece of make sense, I cannot talk intelligently on the various categories to which these people belong, so I will just focus on two: Common and non-popular. That way, you can get a much-sharper image and opinion of how people like this live in a world that is fueled more and more for its inhabitants to be cool, rich, thin, well-educated and on top of their game.

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This pretty girl is not

Anita Bryant. And certainly not Elizabeth Ashley. I suppose you wish she were one of these two celebrities. But sadly, she is but a common girl living in a common apartment with her common cat working at a common job making a common wage. Looks can be deceiving, right?

Personally, if my life condition were right, I would date her in an "Alabama second." To be honest, she is pretty and with that hint of a smile on her pretty lips, she just may be a tad popular but only with a common crowd. No celebrities to speak of.

If first-impressions are lasting impressions, then I am impressed with this girl's mastery of being common. I give this girl a lot of credit for I never did master being common, unpopular and uncool. It was a daily uphill fight for me and my kind. And it still is.

She must have a priceless secret of how she manages to look so pretty and put on such a dynamic front, for it shows well on her don't you think?

Face it. At first glance, did you really think this girl was common and non-popular? Honest people will answer no. I am sorry for those who hid behind their answers.

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Believe it or not

This woman is just another citizen of a country such as India, Iraq, or even the United States depending on where you look. Just because she is wearing her traditional garb and sunglasses while she rides a motorbike, this does not make her popular, cool, or even a noted celebrity. She is just being herself enjoying her life without taking or making any complications. NOTE: to me personally, she is to be admired.

And with all of the aforementioned being said, here are some

Advantages and Plus Sides of Being Common and Unpopular

  1. Common and unpopular people never have to pay an agent to represent them in a movie contract negotiation or recording contract. What money they save.
  2. Common and unpopular people can enter most any restaurant they choose without being stampeded by disrespectful fans seeking an autograph. The common or unpopular person can sit down and eat quietly and never be bothered by anyone.
  3. No one ever expects that much from a common or unpopular person so they can drift through life keeping a common job, paying what bills they have and be happy.
  4. Common and unpopular people never have ulcers, so they can live a long time and save a bundle on doctor visits.
  5. A common or unpopular person can shop with ease wherever they like and wear what they please and never have to hand some designer with a funny name a huge check for simply signing their wardrobe.
  6. Common and unpopular people can sleep all they want without being called at all hours for them to show-up at some cocktail party which they do not want to attend anyway. Talk about saving aspirins on those unwanted hangovers.
  7. A common or unpopular person can lounge at any beach in the world without members of the opposite sex trampling them to "make points," and maybe be with them on a date that night. NOTE: common and unpopular people do not join some gym and pay huge membership dues to keep their bodies taut and in-stock of hard muscles.
  8. Common and unpopular people smile for no reason. They are naturally happy for they know themselves better than some psychiatrist who is making big bucks off of them by asking one question over and over: "how to you feel about that?"
  9. Common and unpopular people can live anywhere they please because no one is going to take a tour of the stars' homes to just see where they live.
  10. Common and unpopular people have it made. And know it. Why do you think that there are more of them than they are of famous people, popular people and uncommon people with high IQ's.

And speaking just for me, and those like me, "I am extremely-proud to be common and unpopular for by being these ways, I will live longer and be with you for a long time."


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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, FlourishAnyway,

      Thank you kindly for your sweet words.

      I hope something really good happens to you today.

      Write or visit me anytime.



    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, StagesofMe,

      I have to agree with your comment. We do have value, but the treatment we receive from the "have-it-all" people make weak-minded people such as myself go from confident to being devalued.

      I guess I need to get tough, eh?

      Thanks for your comment. Stop by anytime.


    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Suzanne,

      Thank you for your input which I greatly-need and appreciate. I have always been plagued with what others think of me. I cannot seem to find a way to get away from it, but in my older years, I think I am getting some of my bravado back.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.



    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Catgypsy,

      Thank you, dear friend, (from the heart) for your sweet and much-appreciated words.

      I learned so much from you. And do not be overly-modest.

      Have a very happy day.

      Love, K.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Thank you, dear friend, Jodah, for your reaffirming words. I appreciate you always saying the right things at the right time for me.

      God bless you.


    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      Not a bad thing to be after all!

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      Kathy Henderson 

      4 years ago from Pa

      No one it truly common for we all have value. However, your points are well made and agreed upon by society. Imagine a world where people valued their unique qualities. A place where being real and honest and who you are, rather that some copy or imitation of the norm or prestige would dictate. How amazingly awesome our world would be if we all embraced our God given talents and truths. Good thought prevoking hub here. Blessings to you

    • Suzanne Day profile image

      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      It's easy to be common and unpopular. All you have to do is stop worrying about your looks or what others think and just tart yourself up for you alone. In my opinion, this leads to a more interesting and individualistic fashion sense anyway! Voted interesting.

    • catgypsy profile image


      4 years ago from the South

      Kenneth, you come up with the most interesting topics! This is a good example of how to be happy being a normal person. Good hub!

    • Valene profile image


      4 years ago from Missouri

      Actually I get the impression from the top picture of the couple that they are hipsters and therefore consider themselves too cool to wear designer clothes and love being ironic with their non-trendy (now paradoxically trendy, since being a hipster is such a trendy thing now) clothes. So I don't feel sorry for them, rather I resent them for thinking they are more self-aware and intellectual than others. LOL ;)

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      From one common and unpopular person to another. Good hub. Voted up.


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