Monday, September 14, 2015

Doc || Race to Nowhere

Race to Nowhere is a fantastic documentary that speaks about the social pressures that students are put through these days. Many middle school and high school students are sometimes doing one hour of homework for each class, not to mention the fact that many of them are doing these homework assignments after either sports, clubs or other forms of after school activities. So many families spend little to no time with each other. Students undergo tremendous amounts of stress to keep their grades up, do community service, excel in sports, maintain a presence in clubs, the list goes on and on. The issue with this is that the majority of the students are not pursuing these tasks out of passion but out of obligation. "I need to get straight As to get into a good college, so I can get a good job, so I can make good money, so I can be happy." That's the problem. Money, a nice house, a fancy car will NOT guarantee happiness. People will throw away their passions in order to pursue money. By un-teaching kids that money = happiness we can see young people thriving in their passions and not in mind sucking careers. Teaching children to live by their passions with create happy, creative, ambition adults.


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