Alfie Kohn's Essay: How Not To Get Into College

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There is a primary goal that every individual wants to achieve; however, along with the way, many overlook the moral values needed to accomplish these set goals. Alfie Kohn affiliated this in his essay “How Not to Get into College”, because of the fact that students “were joining clubs without enthusiasm because they thought membership would look impressive. They were ignoring - or perhaps, by now, even forgetting - what they enjoyed doing” (Line 4). The episode “Rosebud”, from the T.V. show Simpsons, exemplifies the same problem when Mr. Burns overlooks what actual happiness is truly about because he would rather keep his childhood stuffed bear over a child’s happiness, but after some time Mr. Burns states “Okay, Maggie. You win. But I want

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