I think it kinda gives the impression that someone will do anything to get what they want, even if the act is not desirable to others...
an overchiever is used as an insult because the person is envious and other's success make them look unfavorably on their own achievements. Hence what we are talking about is low self esteem,
Because underachievers feel like they have the better end of the deal because they have more time to them-self as well as less work to do....
I think envy..........................................................................
The trend in our Western society is toward being "dumbed down"; or, as our President says, no nation should be any better than any other nation. So it has become a badge of honor to not know how to spell, write, communicate, solve simple math, or even to have social skills. I've met kids who intentionally flunked tests to impress their peers. It's also called "a nation unraveling."
Sadly, postmodern American culture equates being an overachiever with being an obsessed workaholic with no social life. Children and people in general who are highly motivated and successful are scorned and looked down upon. They are viewed as obsessive and abnormal as compared to the rest of society.
There are some people who believe that it is good to achieve only a modicum amount of success and anything beyond that is unnecessary and excessive. They strongly insist that life is more than obsessively chasing towards and attaining so-called superficial goals. They maintain that life is more than achievement. They assert that people who are overachievers have something inner lacking in their lives and that is why the former are always achieving. Many people believe that overachievers are power hungry and control freaks which explains why they must always prove themselves.
Then, there are envious people who believe that no one should achieve beyond a prescribed level. These people strongly contend that since they are happy at their particular success/socioeconomic level, why would anyone else want to extend themselves. These people feel that what else do people want and what is the point of achieving a particular success level, aren't they satisfied with themselves the way that they are.
There are people who view overachievers as extremely single minded with extreme tunnel vision. They wonder what is the true impetus of the overachiever who is always striving and for what. They, in fact, feel sorry for the overachievers who never stop to appreciate the trees in which their main focus is the whole forest. They believe that the lives of overachievers is missing and sad; to them, overachievers are missing out on so many human components of their lives in some endless such of attaining some temporary superficiality which really means naught.
by mintinfo 6 years ago
Why are people so convinced and dedicated to deceptions and lies?Is it because they are scared of reality? Is it because their education is based on deceptions and lies? Now that fool changed the date for the end of the world to October and people still believe him.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Why the animosity against overachievers and the highly successful in American society?
by sadia101 10 months ago
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear MUSLIMS?Now days it seems like the media loves one group, and talks about it all the time which is the adheres of Islam that are called Muslims. The average person who watches TV gets bombarded with this images, ideas, perspectives...
by mosaicman 7 years ago
It is ok for African Americans to use it in context between their friends. They may be careful in using it in public around others they do not know (especially if someone feels uncomfortable hearing the word). Is it ok for white people to use the word.... never!
by schoolgirlforreal 8 years ago
Does your family insult fat or disabled people and how does it make you feel?
by janesix 4 years ago
then at least do so honestly.Don't make up convoluted defenses than make no sense, or that are outright untrue. That's called lying, and is forbidden by God, as well as unpleasant and immature. And if you're going to defend the Bible, don't cherry pick the "good" stuff. You do it, and you...
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