Have some fun, dear| Opinion

Welcome to one, and welcome to all
It’s great to be here.
This will be vertical
for the next half year.
“What’s with all the rhymes?” You ask
“You look like three.”
First of all, rude.
And secondly, wait and see.

I noticed something troubling
It is really very mysterious
That many Harvard students
It is simply too dangerous!
They only read the classics
They work themselves to death
They hope for Goldman Sachs and Bain
With tense breathing and aftertaste.

Ivy is famous
To very toxic feelings
It is very difficult to get into it
Some rich people resort to bribes!
But all that competition is mean
Students feel trapped
As if they don’t speak Shakespeare
Then they will never fully adjust!

This column is an argument
Against all that BS
Rhyme is a weapon
I will use for self-expression!
I hope people will read this
And he realized that he was fine
To take themselves less seriously
And add fun to their day.

I have a great semester planned!
From final clubs to school,
We’ll touch on everything Harvard.
And if you’re like, “This isn’t cool.”
Just know that rhymes are educational tools.
They worked when I was two.
And though you’ve since receded,
They just might work again.

So what is this first piece?
What is column number one?
People seem to be in this school
She feels guilty while she is having fun.
they start their homework,
Then stop by to watch the show.
But then he will curse them
lazy donkeys No, Chad, no!
What a fool! You numb the nut!
I wasted so much time!
Goldman Sachs will hate you
If you watch more Shonda Rhimes! “
Then they drink Red Bull
And as penance, they stay awake
until 5:30 am.
Is this not productive? yes!

As students we are busy,
And you rarely have time
To do things just for fun
Like watching a show or writing a rhyme! (wink)
Harvard reputation
of academic influence
imposes this reality
Fill us with doubt:
Should I start my essay?
I haven’t had lunch yet…
I really need some sleep
But I have to start the next episode! “

Because there is always work to be done,
And we all want success.
We often give up on pleasure
Which leads to undue stress.
But here’s a little secret
Psychology supports:
very long without interruption,
create problems – Times reports.

Take healthy breaks.
Helps prevent fatigue!
So don’t feel guilty for taking the time
To check out the soccer league.
Studies show that taking breaks
and time spent away from work
Creates long lasting healthy habits
Otherwise, we may run away.
Like sleeping! And exercise!
And human interaction!
Science says that people rest
Get “higher satisfaction”.

The human brain is built to roam
We can focus ≈ 40 minutes
Then our brain will stop thinking!
So the payment is in no way
The best thing we should do
Guilt is not necessary –
Take some time this is just for you!

But for workaholics,
Know that there are benefits to degrees, too
Business tends to be best when
Your mind is fresh and new
Taking time to hang out with friends
or doing things you love
is not hostile to productivity,
Makes ideas soar!

And of course, for mental health,
Some fun breaks needed!
They help us escape
Our stressful patterns are wired.
Knowing that it is important
To do the things we enjoy
It will help us live our lives here
With more happiness and joy.

Does this mean we should never work?
Or party every night?
No bro, make smart choices
And I swear you’ll be fine.
My point here, a show or two?
This day just for fun?
It certainly won’t kill you
It will help in the long run.

So if so, to save your mental health, m
You need to take a break.
Then girl, you gotta do it!
At least, do it for me.

Mireya Sánchez-Maes ’24 is a joint coordinator in English, Theatre, Dance and Media at Currier House. Her column, “Rhyme and Reason,” appears on rotating Mondays.

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