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My friends keep making fun of me and saying that I'm not 'cool'and that all I want to do is study.

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My friends keep making fun of me and saying that I'm not 'cool' and that all I want to do is study. My friends are good-looking and upto date with all the fashion trends, while I prefer to keep books for company. Also, since, I'm a topper, some people use me to get access to my notes. As a result, I end up feeling lonely. What should I do in order to boost my self-esteem?

Teentalker , 16-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and addressing your concerns. It's unfortunate that you're being subjected to taunts and that must really hurt. But remember, we all are human beings with some good qualities and some bad ones. NOBODY IS PERFECT! You choose to read books and learn new things instead of keeping up with the fashion trends. It's a choice you've made and that's perfectly fine! We all are different beings and have different likes and dislikes.

So, if you wish to boost your self-esteem, you can start writing "25 things I love about myself." There's also an interesti.....

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