Clever comebacks when a jerk says you are not cool

If someone tells you that you’re not cool and you feel that you don’t fit in at school, you are not alone. Every kid feels that they don’t belong at some point in time. A lot of kids who are different in any way may stand out and not fit traditional cliques or social groups. There may be some groups out there that you didn’t even know existed, and it could be a great match for you. I often receive emails from Goths who are picked on and feel they don’t fit in with the mainstream kids.

You may not feel comfortable in a big school with a 1,000 people in your grade. How cool you are considered in school has absolutely nothing to do with your future level of success. A lot of people who have felt like outcasts have gone on to have major success. Jennifer Lawrence didn’t feel like she fit in. She wasn’t part of the in-crowd in high school, but she didn’t worry about it or let her stop her.

There is a difference between being popular where everyone knows who you are on social media and being liked. Some people think that they are really cool and a big deal, but when it comes down to it, they have very few real friends. Most people are afraid of them and are nice out of fear of being bullied. If there was a sinking ship, and one seat left on a rowboat, nobody would give them a seat because at the end of the day no one truly likes who they are. Whereas there might be a teen who isn’t considered cool and is well liked by many of the kids at school, who would offer the last seat on a rowboat.


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There are kids who are popular because everyone knows who they are, but underneath it all, they aren’t well liked. If you are being harassed by a nasty bully, try a few of our great comebacks to shut up the hater.

10 best comebacks to you’re not cool

1. If you are waiting for me to care, you better pack a lunch. It is gonna be a while.

2. You think I care?

3. Of all the people talking…

4. You mean cool like you? No thanks, I’ll pass.

5. If you quit telling lies about me I will quit telling the truth about you.

6. And you think you’re cool? What a joke.

7. Better than being basic.

8. If being cool means conforming to other people’s standards, then I’m happy not being cool.

9. Cool is subjective. I’m just focused on being true to myself.

10. You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.

Why do people think that they are cool?

Some people think that they are the in crowd or cool kids and they posses certain qualities that make them stand out. Characters that some people consider cool are being funny, confident, having cool style, a fabulous wardrobe or a lot of success in sports or work.

When people have had admiration from others, or praise for their ability, looks and accomplishments they ay start to believe that they are cool.

Cool is subjective, what someone in Hawaii thinks is cool is going to be different from another person in Nairobi or New Orleans. The idea of coolness is influenced by factors like where you life, the media you follow and the social norms in your community.

8 celebrities who weren’t cool in high school

There are many celebrities who were not considered cool in high school. Here are a few examples:

1. Lady Gaga – Was picked on at school and always felt like an outsider compared to her classmates.

2. Taylor Swift – Seems like the most popular girl on earth. She share that despite her success in the music industry, she felt unpopular at school and was picked on.

3. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – It’s hard to believe, but Dwayne Johnson felt like a nerd it school and was considered popular at school.

4. Tina Fey – Quick as a whip Tina Fey wasn’t popular at school and felt like an outsider.

5. Steve Carell – Shared out he was a late bloomer, and wasn’t part of the in crowd at school. That changed later on when he became a well known actor.

6. Rihanna – Anyone would to be Rihanna’s friend now, but the truth was in high school she didn’t fit in and felt like an outcast.

7. Chris Pratt – Is a pretty fit and looks great now, but in high school hew was made fun of for being overweight.

8. Zac Efron – The good looking actor shared with his fans that his teenage years were hard. He didn’t fit in as a teenager and suffered from bullying.

These celebrities are proof that being cool in high school doesn’t necessarily determine your future success or happiness.

Funny replies when someone says THEY'RE COOLER THAN YOU

Chad Michael Murray had to deal with a lot of haters growing up

By MasterGracey at English Wikipedia

Growing up  Buffalo, New York, Chad Michael Murray felt like a total outcast and was bullied by classmates.

I had my two front teeth knocked out by a sixth grader in first grade. He picked me up and jacked me in the mouth. My house got egged, and all that stuff that happens to you when you’re growing up with people who don’t understand what’s going on.

You may not feel like you fit in right now at school, but there will be a tribe out there in the world  that you will fit in and belong with. Try and find people in groups online who share your interests. A lot of the kids who are cool in high school end up being total losers as adults. Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you define you.

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When you are dealing with a person who says that you aren’t cool and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with people who tell you that you aren’t cool? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. I would rather say to someone saying I’m not cool is “because I’m giving you the cold shoulder” who else agrees

  2. more like this:
    Mean dude: I’m so much cooler than you
    Me: If you’re cooler than me, then I’m hotter than you!

  3. When people say I’m weird I like to say:
    “We’ll if you’re not weird than I’m glad to be whatever you aren’t.”

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