People Don’t Work For What They Want

People who work for what they want have better outcomes and life lessons for later in life.

People who work for what they want have better outcomes and life lessons for later in life.

Emma Perron, Photojournalist

In past years, most people believed that they were handed what they wanted, and no work was needed. In life, sports, school, and jobs, people assume if someone they know can have it, they can do it with no bit of work. 

To add, most people have connections in situations, and when links are used, people do not understand the work put into earning something in life. When people see others being rewarded or having things handed to them, others think they can be them. Some believe that people who don’t work are handed stuff, but in reality, people who are given stuff never work. 

Connections also have a considerable impact in sports and favoritism. Sadly, there is a connection and bias in clubs and high sports that leads to players not earning their spot fairly. Also, playing time is either lessened or increased depending on how much someone is liked, not based on how hard someone works for it.  

With so little time in life, some people will understand the value of working and what it can do for you personally. Working can generally allow you to have qualities that you will need later in life, like social skills, the ability to work with others, or how work is necessary for success and rewards. Working for what you want can show hard work, dedication, and how all the work will pay off for something good. 

In school as well, people cheat their way through earning grades that do not reflect their knowledge, and it can lead to getting into colleges that they do not deserve. 

On the other hand, some people work 24/7 and put their heart into everything they do. For example, people in high school take so many Honors and AP classes and have such a high GPA, only to not get into their dream college or a high-level college. 

People train on their own for sports and put in the extra work or dedication to earn their playing time or spot on the team. Parker Dalton (10) states, “Everyday during quarantine I worked out on my own so I could improve my myself and how I perform.” 

The difference between people who work for what they want and people who do not work for what they want is how badly they want something. Their mindset in life has also changed, and people who are handed/given what they want are not not taught their essential life lessons needed. In reality, this will never work but working for what you want is better than being handed something with no work.