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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

I began measuring my accomplishments and successes against those around me and associating my intelligence, my creativity, and even my appearance with my ability to be the best at everything right away.

Just keep swimming: coping with others’ success

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
Published February 14, 2018

Growing up, everyone told me I was a “gifted” child. My GPA and standardized test scores deemed me capable of changing the world. I could write...

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