A Break from the Real World

Scholarship Entrant: Tamra from Andover, MA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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This generation is over-dependent on technology. We have become uptight, inflexible, and impatient due to the immediate answers and responses that technology provides. One of the things I have always loved to do is to unplug and go on a nature walk. I venture through the various trails and preserved areas in and around my town, often wandering aimlessly until I somehow end up somewhere I recognize. I believe that having a chance to roam without the anxiety and pressure of missing something or having somewhere I need to be is extremely beneficial to my mental health. If I could do this as a living, I would lead and inspire people to take a break from their busy workday, turn off their phones, and go on a simple walk somewhere beautiful and calming. Everyone is constantly stressed and you can see that today, one main cause of it is their phones. With all of the alarms, reminders, and calendars that keep you thinking about where you have to be next and what you have to do to prepare, there is little time to relax and clear you mind, which is important to your health and well-being. If I could earn a living showing people how beneficial a simple unplugged nature walk can be to decreasing their anxiety, stress, and impatience, people would come to realize how much happier they’d be if they took time away from the constant connecting and responding to be alone and relaxed once in a while.

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