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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - A Short Summary
Published: March 27th, 2019
"Competition can be extremely healthy. It drives us to improve, to reach and stretch. Without it, we would never know how far we could push ourselves." (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, page 115).
This quote resonates with me because well, I haven't bothered to ask my teenage friends. (Or should I really say just friends? When you about to begin your last term of Grade 10 I doubt you would still want to be called a teenager, after all the challenges and obsticales you have faced from this year and looking back at everything else that counts are your teenager-hood, you now might wish to be called a young adult because you are getting halfway there into the life of adulthood where you would need to handle everything.) But I believe that competition can be important with anything, a group of racers, a billion dollar company, you and your neighbour's stupid lemonade stand, absoulety anything.
Near the end of my 8th grade year, my english teacher (which I am not sure teaches english 8 anymore), Ms. Smith gave me this book when cleaning out some stuff from her personal library which is still in this school to this very day. "Oh my, oh my!" I said out loud in the cafeteria where I was peacefully working during work hours which I can't remember what it was. "This very book just for me?". "Why yes!" Ms. Smith replied. "Your very own copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens!". "Wow, oh wow! I will read and cherish this book eveyr night!" I thought to myself as I scrolled on few of the pages and then tucked away down deep in my incredibly large backpack.
I never actually gave myself time to go down and read this book properly. However, there are some good parts I went and actually read down like unlocking your talents, how you feel yourself is like a bank account, do small acts of kindness, be proactive, etc.
I believe this book is not a complete a waste of time, Heck! It might be the book you just might need. Maybe some day when the power and internet goes out for a few hours and we quickly travel back to the dinosaur ages, I might finally get around and give this book more of a try. I actually tried bringing this book over to read while going to a ski resort (hence the car trip photo) but I never got around to and just listened to Spider Dance by Toby Fox over and over during the entire car trip. I even forgot to take the book out of the car and never went back for it when in the hotel room. :(