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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our children are paying a high price for society's vision of success

"Achievement is healthy, but we don’t all have to hit the heights to feel good about ourselves. Society is made up of mostly low- or medium-achievers, and to make us feel ashamed of who we are is a great burden. Success should be redefined as achieving what you feel capable of, and what lies within the realm of possibility – not what society tells you that you must achieve in order to conform to a fantasy that, for most, only exists in glossy magazines and university prospectuses."

Thoughts from Tim Lott in last month's Guardian about the pernicious propogation of middle class expectations: Our children are paying a high price for society's vision of success.



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