Apparently Santa might not be the only one picking out who’s naughty and nice this year. Over 1,000 kids from the ages of two to seventeen were asked who was naughty and who was nice in 2007 in a poll. The results apparently surprised some adults, but I’m sure they won’t surprise you.
The Naughty Ones
The naughtiest girls around are (shock!) Britney and Paris Hilton
. Remember, this isn’t according to me; it’s according to an official poll by E-Poll MarketResearch. Britney Spears
topped the list of naughty boys and girls, and Paris was a close second. But the two ladies are in good company at least – they both beat out Swiper the Fox from Dora the Explorer. Darth Vader and the Grinch were farther down the list along with Lindsay Lohan
The Nice List
The nice list is fun, too. Apparently Miley Cyrus
is the nicest girl out there right now – at least according to kids under the age of twelve. Teenagers found Angelina Jolie
to be the nicest person in the world.
And just how do you get on the nice list? According to the kids, you need to do your chores, share, and be honest and polite. You should avoid not listening to your parents, bullying and being snobby as these will only land you on the naughty list.
How Do You Measure Up?
But the most important question of all is not how snobby Britney may be, but how snobby YOU were this year. Were you naughty or nice? Here are some questions to see how you tally up:
•Did you sneak out of your house?
•Have you been grounded? Why? How many times?
•Did you get sent to the office at school?
•Did you hurt someone’s feelings and feel good about it?
•Do you lie?
•Did you hit or push your brothers and sisters?
•Did you ignore a friend?
•Did you tell a friend’s secrets when you promised you wouldn’t?
•Have you been friendly to everyone – not just your friends?
•Have you walked out of the store without paying for something and not gone back in to make it right?
•Have you kept the wrong change when a cashier messed up?
•Have you made fun of someone – anyone – behind their back?
•Have you made life hard for someone else – a new kid, a teacher, a parent?
•Have you made someone cry?
If you answered yes to any of these and haven’t apologized and tried to make things right, you might be teetering on the edge of naughty. Obviously there are thousands, if not millions of things you can do that aren’t nice. Don’t think that your age is an excuse for acting cruelly or the fact that your friends are doing it makes it okay. It’s not okay to hurt others in any way, and when you do something naughty it only reflects on you and your character.
Nobody’s perfect, of course, but we should all try to make the world a better place for everyone in it. After all, there is more than enough bad stuff going on already. We don’t need to add to it. I mess up, you mess up, everyone messes up, but this is the perfect time of year to try and make it right. Clean up your messes from 2007 so that you can start 2008 with a clear mind and a clean record.