We’re taught our entire lives to try our hardest & never give up that we develop anxiety due to fear or failure. If you aren’t going to school full time, working part-time, handling a mature relationship that’s going to blossom into marriage, and excelling in your internship what are you doing?! We overexert ourselves to the point of emotional trauma and mental strain. When(not if) we slip up, we feel like we failed even more than we did. We don’t teach “it’s ok to make a mistake, you learn from them” anymore. We teach excellence & hard-work. There’s no room for mistakes in excellence. What’s the point in trying so hard if we’re just going to feel like shit at the end of the day?
Maybe i’m getting a little narcissistic