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I Know There Is More to Life Than Good Grades

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 262 People

    How can a number do so much damage?

    Grades can damage families, friendships, and futures. A single number can destroy so much. School in grades 1st though 12th are supposed to help our future by giving us knowledge, so why do they cause stress that make smart and lesser smart children feel like not? Learning is...
    rsommer95 rsommer95 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2015

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    Ya damn right there is!

    ! I've had to hear soo many times from my mom that my grades are the most important thing in my life, but I have more money than she does, I partially own a big *** recording studio and label, people over here in the area I'm living know me for my success and how old am I? 16 and...
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    As Opposed to My Family

    My entire family has always valued education EXTREMELY highly.  And as a result, I also do.  Not as much as they do, but I do think it's very important. The thing is that they talk to me as if I don't make perfect grades, the world will end.  It frustrates the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    ilego ilego 22-25, M May 12, 2014

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    Mixed Emotions

    when i started going to school i felt excited to learn a lot of new things that was way back when i was 3. Growing up i grew tired of attending school it feels like the reason i only go to school is for my allowance and all the friends that i made, bonding we had. Been thru...
    chie0429 chie0429 18-21, F Feb 21, 2013

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    My personal belief is

    that the American school system is too focused on grades. The whole purpose of school is to learn not to get a certain score so you won't be ridiculed, shamed, punished and judged. The fact that small mistakes from as young as elementary school are held against you in the school...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12, 2014

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    Grades--??

    I was this student who studied for the love of subjects- for better understanding- I never ever cared about grades! But then it struck me- How do we get good grades?? > proper understanding of concepts > ablility to handle stress at the time of exam > judging...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Back in middle school I flunked every course I

    could because you know: I had important business to take care of (world of warcraft). Now i've abandoned gaming and get good grades with the ocassional 50 on my report card but I really don't care. It really frustrates me when I see my classmates just studying like crazy for a...
    hollow567 hollow567 18-21, M Dec 21, 2013

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    You Are Imperfectly Perfect

    Those Always wanting to be perfect; striving to be perfect; getting the perfect grades and doing everything to perfection... Can't love themselves for their faults they aren't allowed to make. They can't love their imperfections; they can never make peace with themselves...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Apr 20, 2012

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    It drives me insane that the American school

    system traps people in this system of stress and self-hatred. We're told nothing will become of us if we don't maintain a perfect little 4.0 GPA or higher. It's ridiculous. No one number should be able to represent my learning experience. I should be driven to learn because of...
    singalot singalot 26-30, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Yea

    I'm the person that aces every test. And I am not happy. Not even close. I'm empty. Absolutely empty. Don't be like me.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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    Get A Life

    I'm not going to be one of those parents who flips out if little Johnny brings home a B. PLEASE. Anything over a C will make me proud. A child's intelligence levels should not be determined by his/her report cards. My I.Q. is 137 and my report cards were all D's and F's. It...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    I'm to young to die bull isn't here to be given I've lived till I needed to I live what I lived for, I can't get good grades nor can I get a girl I'm ugly a liar and I cry like a...
    MrSilvertheNeko MrSilvertheNeko 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    After two years being sexually abused with the collusion of my own mother I considered suicide. It's not the answer. I have a great father, a very supportive priest at home and a...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So here is my latest rant... I know for a fact my husband has snapchat, linked in, and other apps but he isn't adding me on them. Also he has dating apps. But always denies any...
    Elsi3 Elsi3 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Many people think I'm just a chill, friendly person. COMPLETELY different on the inside. Every little criticism follows me forever. You looked at me weird? You must hate me omg I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    hi I am very sensitive in the emotional person with a click my finger can cry just like that & when I see little girls cry to
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Being sensitive towards other people makes me feel like they will look down on me and feel bad for me, and that is one thing I really fear. But I believe I need to be more...
    swik swik 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I think most people are I wish I was able to just block it out but I'm not
    ulonely2 ulonely2 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I know about your boys at work my dear. I know about the guy at Chipotle you sucked off in the restroom. I know about your little trysts. I know. I do. I know.
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    It's true. I don't like wemon being too tan, pale wemon are more attractive to me. Though a little tan is okay.
    Himidio Himidio 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I look like I'm day dreaming or making small talk, my senses are absorbing everything. I wish I had an 'off' switch sometimes.
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M a week ago

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    I feel like my good grades show how well and fast i have learned to cram information. Teachers seem to focus more on getting things done rather than teaching the information in a...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've been realizing lately that the people who I will call first no matter the situation are my real friends. I've met alot of nice people who I like to talk to & laugh with but...
    HarmonyVents HarmonyVents 31-35, F Jan 28

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    Am I awake right now? Yes. Should I be? Probably not. Why am I then? Because there ain't no rest for the wicked.
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    I may be the quiet guy but, I am observing pretty much everyone within my range. People tend to be really surprised when I actually give them advice and it works their reply is...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M Jan 27

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    Above, is a picture of what pure Love looks like. A beam of Hope, shining in a dark world, to show the way. Can you see it?I want to share with you this morning, a very odd and...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 27

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    I am so stressed out. I am now in 10th grade and in Sweden there is a transition from 9th-10th grade Wich means changing schools. And I thought "I wanna get rid of all the slackers...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    It is very difficult to prove it but I have had demons attached to me and they respond to the name of Jesus. They make me shake and talk in unknown languages. Since they respond to...
    jjbegood33 jjbegood33 26-30, M Jan 26

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    We live, we learn and hopefully we grow. As for me personally, I know that I have experienced tremendous growth in the past 2+ years that I've been on EP alone. And change? Yes...
    Reflectionsinred Reflectionsinred 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    I'm looking forward to how it develops. I know I'll miss some things that became familiar over the 20+ years. Coparenting, child support are givens and not expected to be...
    grower629 grower629 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Well, I'm off to bed. Just shaved all over and now feeling so smooth. Slipping into a black short lacy baby doll with matching satin panties. I will keep my red nail polish on but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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    I have been wearing girls clothes whenever possible since i can remember,they feel so right wish i had the body and looks to be able to wear them allways
    denise6913 denise6913 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    When someone expects you to be someone you're not. - Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Place your hand over your heart. You feel that? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason, so don’t ever give up.The person who completes suicide, dies once...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    A dog will love you no matter how good or bad you may treat him. He will stay loyal to you, protect you and comfort you without wanting anything in return. He will stay by your...
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