My Personal Opinion Essay

1349 WordsApr 18, 20166 Pages
For as long as I can remember I have been told to constantly strive for more and never settle for less. It wasn’t until one day when I decided to chauffeur a few friends to a local creek that I began to change my personal opinion in regards to exceling in the workplace. During a conversation, my friends and I got on the topic on how each of us was doing. One of us said “I’m good, I’m not overwhelmed or underwhelmed.” and someone responded, “so you’re whelmed?” This simple and somewhat odd question caused me to think about things differently. I decided that the idea of “whelmed” can be defined as being completely content with the current state of your life and self, be it physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. The idea of being “whelmed” caused me to wonder why it isn’t okay, to just be okay. I believe that the society that we live in has conditioned us to believe that more is better and happiness is only achieved when you have the most recent top of the line inanimate object and enough left over money to splurge on things you don’t need. That way of thinking has caused America to become an individualistic society. You hear the phrases “This is a dog eat dog world” and “fend for yourself” and it shows that there is an underlying drive to make it to the “top”. And once you finally get to the top that is when you are successful. But if you’re not fighting to get there then you are doing something wrong. This nonstop fight to excel in the workplace
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