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The opposing sides of winning

August 3, 2020

I grasp the now damp paper in my sweaty, shaking palms. I never thought standing at the top of the auditorium could feel this bittersweet. Contradictions overwhelm me when I see the win on my page and the participation belonging to all the rest of my school.
I thought I wouldn't ever win a competition and furthermore, I wouldn't have guessed I'd feel guilt rather than any happiness. "Congratulations!" are spoken by all around but I can see the sorrow and pure envy behind the eyelids of my fellow students. 
Why am I affected negatively by my success?
Please reply with any advice/anything to change! thanks guys >-<

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  • The Happy Hamster

    this captures the envy and narcissism that consumes today's society. It is merely impossible for one to achieve something great without being attacked with belittlement formed from pure jealousy.


    6 months ago