High Levels And Social Interactions Essay

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Students today are given expectations that are unrealistic for all to achieve and the stress of trying to live up to these expectations is becoming detrimental to student’s health, stress level and social interactions. Author and radio host Marilu Henner once said, “being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” Growing up in the public and even private school system, students are told too often that in order to success in school, we have to partake in extracurricular activities, maintain a 4.0, and volunteer in the community all while working a part time or full time job. High levels of stress can be harmful for students, whether high school or college, these stresses are piled on by parents, teachers and even peers. In order for future generations to succeed, we should take action now that allow them to succeed in all areas of life and forego the mindset that one’s person success trail is the same as another’s. Higher stress levels have a negative impact on a student’s mental health and development. Our nations teens stress levels have skyrocketed over the years, surpassing the levels of adults, a study done by NBC News found that “on average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults.” Stress is affecting all age groups of students, “Even the
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