have to deliver because otherwise competitors would take their customers. They knew how they fit. Long an amateur scientist, it was this drive that brought me to the University of Texas for its Student Science Training Program in 2013. Being unpopular in school makes kids miserable, some of them so miserable that they commit suicide. The mere fact is so overwhelming that it may seem strange to imagine that it could be any other way. As they were used then, these words all seemed to mean the same thing: obedience.
And I have no problem with this: in a specialized industrial society, it would be a disaster to have kids running around loose. But no planes crash if your school sucks, and it has no competitors. Unpopularity is a communicable disease; kids too nice to pick on nerds will still ostracize them in self-defense. The group of kids who band together to pick on you are doing the same thing, and for the same reason, as a bunch of guys who get together to go hunting. And I lost more than books.