In parts of the world it is acceptable to completely disregard our values just to gain more friends or to be popular. This leads to confusion when people realize a portion of the acquaintances in their life really are not their friends. funny how you won’t have many genuine friends if you disregard your values. Maybe we should give up on the concept of being popular or famous and just surround ourselves with real and awesome people.
Personally I have always done my best to stick to my values, and let me tell you it can be a very lonely road at times. From my early teens until know it has kept my social circles small due to not needing any artificial friends in the picture. I have always been a bit of a loner, but that is due to I would rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies if you know what I’m saying.
It does not even matter what your values are, if you stick to them the right people will come into your life and it will not matter if there are only a handful of them. In a world where we are meant to fit in and conform to everyone else, please be true to you and stand out. Why would you want to be just like anyone else when you can be unique like you?