Hey guys. I need your help. Would also definitely like support, comments, etc… Your comments really mean a lot to me.
So… any of you Americans reading out there, know about NHS (National Honor Society). I have NO confidence in getting accepted.
I heard that in my school the application process is pretty selective. You really need to have leadership positions; I guess I would have enough of these.
I talked with my sister and my mom… They said I have a good enough chance of getting in.
Why am I even joining this?
Let me just explain to you…
Applications FREAK me OUT. I am sure going to have an anxiety attack in senior year once I start applying to colleges. Getting signatures from people, when they are all away across America, having to call them, etc.
I am a very strong believer in only participating and doing things that I find meaningful. I don’t believe in having a bunch of leadership positions just so it looks good on my transcript.
I am mainly applying to NHS because my mom said she would like for me to do so. After all, it doesn’t hurt.
I don’t need anybody judging me. I don’t want to care what the entire world thinks of me. I want to do what I am passionate about, and what I think is making a positive impact on the world.
When it comes to doing things that I am really passionate about, there’s honestly no stress. That is because I know no matter what the outcome is, I am still taking risks for doing something big that I absolutely love.
Right now, I am on the verge of burning the application and telling it to go to hell. I do believe the application is meaningful, as the work they do is. However, I would rather focus on the goal of stopping poverty rather than doing a bunch of community service projects that only relieve the hardship of poverty for a short period of time (like soup kitchens). When I do join into NHS, then I will integrate programs and efforts to STOP poverty, because that is important to me. I will also do volunteer work, and enjoy doing the volunteer activities.
I am stressed out because of a story. For its telling, I’ll use alternate names to keep anonymity.
Bob was a guy that had a lot of problems with depression. He tried to take his life, pretty much out of the pressure he felt of getting accepted into college and how people (and colleges) thought of him.
It just hurts me so much how we are told all the time to do this and that, and sincerity in actually changing the world and doing what you love just doesn’t matter. And in the end you’re not even that far up anyway, all alone and sad.
What if you are working on creating a program to promote education for those in poverty? A program that, in order to be successful, takes a long time.
Should you work on that, or join a bunch of clubs and be elected for President so it looks good on your transcript? Shouldn’t life be about living up to your potential, and doing the best you can for the good of the world, rather than impressing a bunch of colleges?
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