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Please Can We Stop Measuring People By Their Achievements?

Please Can We Stop Measuring People By Their Achievements?

Posted on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

Society as a whole tends to judge people on the things that don't matter so much; having a good job, being a straight A student, being able to afford your own house in your twenties.

Society as a whole is kind of missing the point.

Why does it matter if someone has a good job when they might actually hate said job so much that it's making them really unhappy?

Why is being a straight A student more important than being a kind, honest and giving person?

Who cares whether you own your own house or not as long as you have a roof over your head and you're grateful for it?

We're brought up to believe that there are certain things we should achieve in life, usually by a certain age and done in a certain way.

To be seen as functioning adults we should find a job that not only do we love, but that earns us a decent amount of money. We should find a person who we love, who we'll marry and start a picture perfect family with. We should buy a house with the decent amount of money that we earn from the job that we love and fill it with the picture perfect family we're supposed to have.

Tick all those boxes and society will tell you that, yes, well done, you've done an excellent job at living and you should now be very happy. 

But, (excuse my language please mum) that's all bullshit really isn't it?

The same things don't make everyone happy. Ticking boxes doesn't make everyone happy. Sometimes boxes that are ticked end up with a big red cross through them instead.

Life isn't about doing what you think you should do. It's about finding what makes you really, truly happy.

And hey, maybe ticking those boxes does  make you happy, and that's fine too.

Either way, we need to start judging people for who they are rather than for what they are.

Ultimately it comes down to that awfully tacky and overused phrase you do you, which I never thought I'd use in a blog post, but I suppose it sums up my point quite nicely doesn't it?

Amy x


  1. Totally agree with this! Great post and so true, if you're a good person then that's all that matters!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    1. Thanks so much Rosanna, hope you're having a lovely week :) xx

  2. Such a great post Amy.

    Have a lovely week.

    Gemma x

    1. Thanks so much Gemma! Hope you're having a lovely bank holiday xx

  3. This is such an inspiring post. I can't agree with you more yet I find myself doing the same thing sometimes and caring too much about my success and achievements. This post is a great reminder to us all :)

    - Marina W

    1. So glad you could relate, thanks for reading lovely :) xx


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