In high school, no one wanted to be a misfit. Rather, we wanted to be the cool kid. The one who was dating the cheerleader.
It made sense. If we fit in, if we were popular, we’d be liked.
Years later, I see how wrong this high school mindset was.
Looking back on my school days, it was the popular kids who got all the attention. Looking at them today, very few went on to anything productive.
Now, the misfits… The science geeks. The bookworms. The math lovers. The easily distracted. The class clowns…
These guys are different. These guys have gone on to make more of an impact in life than the popular students.
These social misfits know something the average kid didn’t. They knew it didn’t matter if they fit in or fit out.