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I am as guilty of the "overachiever complex" as anyone: I like to do things. In fact, I like to do a lot of things. I've got a "can't stop, won't stop" mentality and I know that for my age, I've accomplished some pretty impressive things. The problem? A lot of other people have, too.
None of this will help them get into college -- or, sheesh, high school! But all these things will be an advantage in life -- now and later -- because they are likely to lead to happiness.