are you smarter than a 5th grader?

My friend, Jenny, wrote this in late elementary school. She’s pretty smart.

Why Americans Buy Lots of Stuff by Jenny Campbell:

I believe Americans buy lots of stuff because they feel happy when they have something new. Also we Americans tend to follow fads. It’s like we think that it will make us cooler and popular if we have the latest fashion or toy. Of course, that’s rarely ever true. If Americans bought only the essential stuff, like food, water, electricity, and a new shirt when our old ones had holes, America would be a nicer, healthier country. 

True that, fifth grade Jenny. True that.

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  • Yeah! I woke up this morning thinking about how my childhood was great because it was structured for me. Everything was easy if I just showed up. But it is pretty empowering to realize that the hard work of adulthood is in our hands to achieve. Unfortunately, there are also a lot more obstacles.

  • Truth! I had the solution to world peace figured out at age 12. Adults make everything more complicated than it needs to be. 🙂

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