Eye-rolling is the absolute worst. I got nothing friendly to answer eye-rolls with. I dealt with this all through school. It’s an actual problem.
When did “overachiever” become a pejorative to be spat at people while they balance studying, work, and extracurricular commitments?
I started seeing this culture in high school. If I got a high test score, answered a question in a class where participation wasn’t evaluated, or committed to a bunch of extracurriculars that I was genuinely passionate about, I’d occasionally get called “overachiever” as if it’s a bad thing to do well in school or participate in activities that I like.
Seeing other people be successful can be intimidating, but using “overachiever” as an insult may discourage students from setting and reaching academic and personal goals.
It’s happened to me: I’ve felt pressured to not speak up in class or to do less than my best on an assignment, to do “
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