What weighs us down?
It's like a rat race in the way that you start to feel anxiety and to feel like you’re falling behind.
If I'm working on a paper and I get really anxious, I don't know how to continue and so I stop and find it really hard to return to it but I don't know how other people deal with it. Some people just stop completely and the stress drives them to a point where they're failing.
Waterloo is a competitive campus, everyone around you is trying to get that co-op job or an internship, it's always on to the next thing. The added pressure is like body image issues: you might be okay with your body until you see someone else and go "why don't I have that body?" And so I see other people stressed out and I don't know if I should be too! But is it me or the student's fault?
I can't even talk to my family or friends during exams, and I say I'll be okay at the end of it, that I just need to finish these few weeks and everything will be okay, but what happens to the people who aren't okay at the end?