Growing up I didn’t follow many trends, but I remember that at one point kids in my school had pogs. I wanted to play with them so I asked my parents for some one day. I don’t remember if they were expensive or not, but I eventually got some. I was so excited to get them, but quickly learned that being part of the pack isn’t everything.
I finally showed some of my favorite pogs to kids at school and felt like I was part of the group. But I slowly realized that all these kids were playing outside of school because we couldn’t play with them in school. That’s when I learned that pogs isn’t just a toy, but a shared activity.
As time went by I collected more and made my own pogs, but no one really cared. I just continued to play by myself at home. I never had friends to share this with and it was obvious that I was missing out on something. I eventually gave up on pogs, but that desire to fit in never left until I was older and realized that following trends isn’t always the best way to