I suspect that we are circling some kind of grand truth. The way we are raised to constantly judge ourselves based on how well we do versus the performance of our peers lead me to dissatisfaction. What I hated most about myself over the years was that my enjoyment of events hinged less on who I was with than on how I stacked up compared to them. Each time I found myself circling the cause of my unhappiness, I denied even to myself how important performance was to me. This behavior is ingrained within me, and I have worked harder to rid myself of these chains than I have on any homework assignment short of the classes that I truly cared about (as opposed to those I was arbitrarily made to take). With all of that being said, I think that you will enjoy the following video. It truly lines up with how I feel about my recent exit from the educational system.