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Life is full of endless learning moments and questions about life, current events, science, travel, you name it! This section will hopefully fuel those thoughts that lead to a better understanding. Enter this space with an open mind and an eagerness to learn something new!

Success: What is it and what does it take

3 months ago

By LHS Aspirations

Definition

Success is often defined as "the accomplishment of an aim or purpose" or "the attainment of fame, wealth, or social status" (Oxford Languages)

How do you define success?

Does success lead to happiness?


Working definitions of success 

  • Success is always doing your best
  • Success is having a place to call home
  • Success is understanding the difference between need and want
  • Success is believing you can 
  • Success is taking care of your needs
  • Success is learning that you sometimes have to say no
  • Success is overcoming fear
  • Success is learning something new each day
  • Success is standing your ground when you believe in something
  • Success is celebrating small victories 









The Iceberg Illusion


At the surface, an iceberg is an incredible structure. However, the real masterpiece is what lies underwater. 

The same goes for success. What we view as other people's successes are only the final products of hours, days, months, and years of hard work.  

https://www.thellabb.com/the-iceberg-illusion/ 



Time to listen


Grit: The power of passion and perserverance


Angela Lee Duckworth "studies intagible consepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success."

https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance

The boost students need to overcome obstacles


Anindya Kundu is a sociologist, educator, and writer "who suggests all students can succeed if provided collective support systems and opportunities"

https://www.ted.com/talks/anindya_kundu_the_boost_students_need_to_overcome_obstacles#t-404539

Why some of us don't have one true calling


Emilie Wapnick "celebrates the 'multipotentialite' --those of us with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials"

https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling#t-588840

Summer is (Almost) Here!!

3 months ago

By LHS Aspirations

Wow oh wow, what a year it has been! Cohorts, remote learning, and a few hundred more emails than you really want in your inbox. I am sure ALL of you are ready for a well-needed summer vacation. Lets go!!!

Get those bucket lists ready!


You are never too old to have a bucket list. The best thing about them is they can be as wild or realistic as you want them to be. You can have one jumbo list, or organize it by state, deadline, activities, or price ranges?? So let's take a closer look at what we could do this summer: 

If you do not know what a bucket list is, here is a quick definition: "a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to accomplish during their lifetime" 

Here is "The Ultimate 2021 Summer Bucket List

https://we3travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Teen-Summer-Bucket-List.pdf


Crack open a book...or 2


10 Benefits of Reading + why you should read every day:

1. Mental stimulation: reading keeps your brain active and engaged

2. Stress reduction: no matter what kind of day you are having, everything just disappears when you are lost in a book

3. Knowledge: the more books you read, the more information you encounter and become better prepared to tackle any challenge 

4. Vocabulary expansion: expand your personal dictionary, or help you learn a second or third language

5. Improve focus and concentration: take a break from the multi-tasking craze and immerse yourself in a book, the world may seem a little bit clearer

6. Free entertainment: today people are always streaming the newest show or movie, prices can start to add up. Walk/run/hop over to the library and grab a stack of books for free!

7. Cheapest way to travel: let's be honest, plane tickets are expensive plus we are still experiencing some hesitations to travel after a year in hiding. A $10 or borrowed library book is your ticket to a new country, a make-believe land, or a historical time period


Below is a list of sooo many books. More lists can be found using the GoodReads website