Competitive relationship can cause internal pressure in people to study hard to gain their self-esteem. Many people, such as I, have smart friends surrounding me. For example, I have a friend named Sarah Kim. Last year, we had the same teacher for biology but in different periods. Sarah and I would challenge ourselves and compete each other to see who receives the higher grade for chapter tests. Two days before the test days I would start studying madly for biology. Before each test, we would tell each other how much time we spend on studying for the test. Usually our answers would be, “little bit.” Then the day when we got our results back, we would compare our test grades right away. If I scored higher on the test, I definitely got happy, and my self-esteem would go up. For Sarah, she probably would have felt the same way. Through this personal experience, I found out that smart friends are able to pressure you to study more.... [continues]
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