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The High Achiever's Ugly Price


By Steve B HowardPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
The High Achiever's Ugly Price
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Success! Goals! Progress! Ambitions!

Pursue them all with the single

minded determination of a sociopath

who’s fear and concern for consequences

has been turned so low that cannibalizing

all that he loves seems like a rational decision.

Your money is better spent on a cord of kindling to

warm yourself with rather than that self-help

book that only fans the flames of the guru’s ego

and does nothing to fix his AI-like Asperger’s.

Winning rat race only chains you to the corporate

hamster wheel. If you think falling behind is the

worst fate then you’ve never looked closely at what

you are truly chasing.

Mediocre isn’t so bad as long as you’re free.

social commentary

About the Creator

Steve B Howard

Steve Howard's self-published collection of short stories Satori in the Slip Stream, Something Gaijin This Way Comes, and others were released in 2018. His poetry collection Diet of a Piss Poor Poet was released in 2019.

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