Hey, did you know that everyone wants to be liked? That that’s just in our nature?
We want to be the boss of the group. And if we don’ want to be the boss, at least we want to fit in.
Because otherwise we get eaten by predators.
So why keep denying that wanting to be popular is a bad thing? That one way or another, wanting to be popular is ugly and selfish.
Can’t you be just as nice and helpful to everyone whilst being popular? 🙂
Decently-talented-working-okay-hard people with lots of friends and connections are generally way more successful in life than extremely-gifted-working-my-ass-off people with no friends whatsoever.
It’s up to you.