Relationships In Mean Girls

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Those with advantages that make them seem prestigious tend to ultimately abuse their status, destroying many aspects of their personal life as a result. For example, Mark Water’s film, Mean Girls, portrays a simple girl who is overwhelmed with the typical American high school social structure. According to Helen Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the Wealth Fatigue Syndrome, the sudden luxurious lifestyle will eventually lead to her loss of happiness and relationships. Both Waters and Kirwan-Taylor shine light on the fact that even though most people crave the deluxe life, they fail to realize the consequences that come along with it. Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority. In Mean Girls, Cady Heron, a naive girl, gets involved with a clique named The Plastics at her new high school. She ultimately becomes dependent on the clique to preserve her newly gained…show more content…
Waters illustrates the transition to becoming fake that Cady Heron goes through after befriending The Plastics. Her former best friend notices this transition and decides that Cady is “not pretending anymore. [She’s] plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic” (Mean Girls). Her craze to become popular eventually results in lost friendships. Similarly, Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the unhappy life of the rich describes the negative effects of being overly rich or famous. “One of the most common complaints among the super-rich is loneliness” as a result of their overwhelmed friends from lower statuses drifting away from them (Kirwan-Taylor). Having enough money to buy oneself a lavish lifestyle does not always guarantee happiness; most people lose many friends and ultimately become bored. People with addictions to having a better life or status than others often are the ones that experience more
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