> I still don't see what the hell social class has to do with it
I've observed this even in small towns. Typically the poor kids were likely to be around other poor kids and so on. In fact there was some study that found cops were more likely to hassle people from "the wrong side of the tracks" despite the fact that often the richer kids were being more criminal. For one thing, they tend to be more concerned about keeping up appearances.>>7523
I think it is just this one guy who is utterly obsessed with popularity in high school. I don't understand why, except for the fact I seriously suspect he's underage b&. Like fucking nobody else gives a shit about high school after age 20 or something like that.
>A lot of nerds with straight A's in college graduate and are unable to get hired, because they weren't popular
This is just fatposting. It's harder to get hired because of the retarded catch-22 of, you need experience + education, although typically experience counts more than having a degree and no experience unless it's something where they're willing to train you. That is why they have these things called internships.
The Euros are right and it also works the same way in America. In fact like 90% of the real reason to even go to school is networking. This is the dirty little fact no one talks about, which btw was part of how maintained social stratification worked here because then all the rich kids go to rich kid schools to network with other rich kids whose parents and parents of friends can also help each other out. This is also part of the idea behind things like scholarships, which is partly to force us more in the direction of a meritocracy and away from nepotism.
In fact if you paid any attention like 99% of any bitching about Jews is literally the same thing as bitching about old money blue blood Anglos who only hire and fraternize with each other and maintain the same social class nepotism, mixed with ethnic tribalism. That was also, in fact, part of what the Ivy league schools used to do in excluding people like Jews so as to maintain that same Anglo coastal elite thing, like for example Yale and Skull and Bones etc. since I've got a George Bush banner above /int/-international atm.
Otherwise popularity really is completely and utterly irrelevant. Like fucking nobody in this country maintains deep ties with people they knew in high school. The few that do are unlikely to have any ambition and stay stuck in the same shitty lifestyle of peasants since forever, or at best some shitty retarded small town politics.
The issue that you, American, are confusing now is because of this ridiculous garbage culture centered around narcissism and vanity which was already a huge thing due to the celebrity culture bullshit and has only gotten progressively worse. But that isn't even popularity in the sense that you mean it, that's just this disgusting celebrity culture.