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Why our relationship with young achievers is so complicated

bbc.com

Effortless Seems Authentic

There is an assumption among many that if someone is an achiever at a young age, the unique talent must be an innate ability, and not slogging. The extraordinary milestones that are met before the usual timeframes feel disruptive, and unsettles the status quo.

The truth is many young achie...

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  • The ‘young achiever’ success story is pleasantly unexpected and is often circulated more as it makes people feel happier. Young achievers are glorified, idolized, and spark awe among the general population.
  • From Magnus Carlson, the young Norwegian chess player, to Lionel Messi, wh...

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Young success invites scrutiny, criticism and risk of falling from grace faster than others. The media is often ruthless towards them and any scandal is highlighted promptly.

This may be a mixture of jealousy and other negative emotions that success at a young age always brings along. Thi...

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