Why are we constantly comparing ourselves to others?

In this episode, Matt and Faiza discuss pressure and competition. You’ll hear stories and conversations from students about their experiences with pressure, competition, and failure — including a conversation with the 2021 National Spelling Bee winner, Zaila Avant-garde. Plus, you’ll get tips and advice on combating these issues.

Student voices include Jeremiah from Rouse High School in Leander, Texas, Deesha from Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia, and Lauren from Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida. This episode was produced by SRL production assistant Jaylah Moore-Ross with help from Briget Ganske.