From an early age we are hounded about how important passing our exams are and constantly forced to decide what we want to do when we are older. When in reality how are we supposed to know when we are yet to experience the world and discover our true passions? 12 year olds should not be worried about how much money they are going to earn when they are older or what the media will think of them if they don’t get all of their predicted grades, they should be playing with friends and enjoying their childhood. The amount of pressure put on the youth of today is relentless and quite disgusting. I currently attend sixth form and it’s just not a nice environment, if people aren’t at sixth form they are complaining about the stress it causes, and there’s been a freakish number of occasions where people in my year have had to go for counselling as they can’t deal with the pressure and stress it causes. Obviously, in my opinion, this is not right and my message to anyone reading this is; do not worry too much about school, exams, future careers or money. Whilst they seem important in reality they really aren’t worth getting worked up about. Ultimately happiness is the most important thing and the only thing that truly matters, especially when you are so young. This doesn’t mean however you should rule out doing any school work whatsoever, it’s about finding the right balance between work and play and when you find that success or happiness will come, believe me. So be happy, pursue your dream/passion and do things you enjoy and getting those grades will come easier to you, a clutter less mind is bound to work better than a stressed and crowded mind, remember that and stay strong.
Keep Smiling, Harrison 🙂