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"Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—and What We Can Do About It" by Jennifer Breheny Wallace delves into the pitfalls of an obsessive achievement culture and explores its negative impact on individuals, particularly children. The book highlights the societal pressure to constantly pursue success, accolades, and accomplishments, often at the expense of well-being and mental health.

Wallace presents a critical examination of the prevailing mindset that values achievement over all else, from early childhood through adulthood. She draws on extensive research, interviews, and case studies to illustrate how this culture can lead to burnout, anxiety, and a perpetual sense of inadequacy, especially among the younger generation.

The author addresses the role of parents, educators, and societal expectations in perpetuating the achievement culture and offers insights into fostering a healthier, more balanced approach to success. Wallace advocates for redefining success, emphasizing personal fulfillment, resilience, and the development of meaningful connections over a relentless pursuit of external validation.

"Never Enough" serves as a call to action, prompting readers to reevaluate their priorities and challenge the societal norms that contribute to the toxic achievement culture. It provides practical suggestions and guidance on how individuals and communities can create a more supportive and nurturing environment that values well-being alongside achievement. The book ultimately encourages a shift toward a more holistic understanding of success—one that prioritizes mental health, happiness, and a sense of purpose.

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