John Lennon 's Life Of Wealth And Prestige

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John Lennon, the highly influential singer and songwriter of the popular English rock band, The Beatles, once said, “[when] I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” Although it may seem simple, Lennon 's message is deeply profound. Overachievement is a common issue in the United States and all over the world, as well. Students everywhere overwork themselves to the point of stress being their way of life. They take as many AP classes and participate in as many extracurricular activities as possible in hopes of eventually living a life of wealth and prestige. These students must learn to tone it down, to take it easy, and to give themselves a break. In order to reduce much of their stress and anxiety, students must stop overworking themselves by realizing that money does not buy happiness, and that it will not ruin their lives to not get into a highly coveted school and become “successful”. A student having too much on his or her plate will generally face stress, anxiety, and possibly even chronic mental disorders. According to an article by Stefanie Weisman, “although overachievers accomplish much, many of them also suffer from stress, depression, and anxiety.” Not only that, an article for the Washington Post by Lori Aratani…

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