A study finds out that people who maintained close relationships over being the most popular person ended up better off in the future.

After years of telling yourself that being the most popular person in high school wouldn’t have been all it was cracked up to be, there’s an actual study supporting your belief. A new study in the journal Child Developmenttitled “Close Friendship Strength and Broader Peer Group Desirability as Differential Predictors of Adult Mental Health” revealed that high schoolers who had a wide pool of friends ended up worse off down the road than those who maintained close friendships.

Source: Study Reveals High School Popularity Doesn’t Lead to Long-Term Happiness | Complex