To the girl who does things for attention, don't be that girl. Don't be that girl who is self-absorbed. Don't be that girl who boys know you just act ignorant for attention. The attention you gain is not good attention. If you receive any attention, it will only be for sex, which will leave you unhappy later. I think we all know this kind of girl.
I've watched so many movies where girls act ignorant to get a boy's attention. The kind of girl we all should strive to be is the smart girl. We all should strive to be the girl who boys know they won't get what they want from. Being the intellectual and cheerful girl is the way to go.
I'm guilty of being this girl though. I once was this girl. I was this girl in high school. I was the girl who thought if I was bad at math, I would have something in common with the boy I liked. I am so guilty of this situation because, in fact, I was really good at math. But, I thought if I completely slacked on my homework that I could have something to talk to this boy about. Playing the ignorant, silly girl act really screwed me over in the end because my grades definitely slipped and I missed information that would benefit me in future work. It's been a long time coming but I can confidently say that after 5 years of playing the dumb girl, I am finally the girl who cares more about her grades than her makeup.
I do engage in casual outings with friends. I can truly be me without having to beg for attention. I can make silly faces, sing loudly without a care in the world, jump through puddles like I'm five years old and my friends still accept me. My friends constantly tell me I'm weird or that I'm embarrassing, but honestly, I really don't care. I enjoy being weird and embarrassing. I wouldn't want to spend my life being boring and not enjoy my life. Life is too short to worry about what others think of me. I would rather live my life being known as the weird girl than known as any other girl you've met. That's boring and uninteresting. Being who you really are is the best thing any girl can truly be.