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I Know There Is More to Life Than Good Grades

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 224 People

    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 12

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    ilego ilego 22-25, M May 12

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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...
    Tennacious Tennacious 16-17, M Dec 21, 2013

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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 22-25, 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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    Our society is so mess up today, that everyone decides that its would be great to say something about someone's look. I'm not wishing bad, but only if we were blind, than maybe we...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Absolutely, although I do look for a pretty, cute and alluring woman of my age. However, I actually prefer a woman is friendly, warm and share the same interests as me. I do not...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 17

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    Seriously characters from high quality media (videogames, books, music, movies etc...) act and think more humanly than many people of today.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I just want to use this platform to vent out my inner thoughts.  I lived an excellent life with my wife and kids.  I was the only person in my family who was well settled...
    smarty75 smarty75 31-35, M Oct 7

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    I have a high IQ, but I've never been one to think intelligence can be gained without experience. Life is Gods know how many seconds, millions, but it is measured by achievement...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I am not disabled but I believe that after disability your life shouldn't hault I am here to say that yeah things may be a lot more difficult but I believe in you all a disability...
    Jazke Jazke 16-17, M Oct 3

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    I know that you have more than one identity. the chameleon that u are. no one knows the truth from lies. sometimes i bet u dont even know whats truth or lies anymore. (or maybe...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I EXPERIENCED A LOT OFF THINGS THAT YOU NOTICE ONCE YOU BECOME RE ABLE WITH DISABILITIES. LIKE FOR INSTANCE HOW THE REST ROOM IN SOME BUSINESSES SEEM SO SMALL AND HARDER TO GET...
    Diane2003 Diane2003 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Just heard about the murder of Aniya Parker today. She has been the 8th TWoC murdered this year. She was a Trans Woman of Color who lived years past the life expectancy for that...
    Infinitebohemian Infinitebohemian 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I am an all star cheerleader and my friend Megan got me into it and she new I wanted to be a girl so she suggested I join as a girl, so I did and most of my teammates dont know my...
    Jaidenrachael Jaidenrachael 13-15, T 3 Responses Oct 20

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    It was really stupid of me to think that Marriage is all about stepping into the most hectic part of life until I realized it is one of the most beautiful phases of life.....
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have noticed that people who exaggerate their difficulties and blow things out of proportion-those we call drama queens- are the people who live boring lives. Their own lives are...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Oct 17

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    Seriously all there is anger and hate, just grow up!
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F Oct 5

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    To be honest, i hate being around people my own age. They are such immature *** holes most of the time, i guess thats why i dont have many friends. My parents tell me im making it...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My love life does suck. I like this girl for three years. There's so many bumps and turns within those three years. We had a thing back in the summer and know she tells me that she...
    TheEsencee TheEsencee 18-21, M Oct 14

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    Somebody said to me on Facebook, that homosexual couples can't produce. And she also said something about God, which I chose to ignore. I guess she hated the fact that I said I...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    Its too disgusting. It shocks me. I now know how a client felt alien. Not why she did. But how it can be accomplished. So many are jerks. That those like me are...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M a week ago

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    I have chronic headaches, and this weird numbing sensation in my teeth. I've been to the doctor and dentist, and there's some hope. They're sending me to a neurologist. Rn it just...
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F Oct 7

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    Really, a simple, pleasing talk with someone is a better relief than any medicine.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Oct 10

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    I'm naive. I'm a baby. It seems like everyone around me thinks a 21 year old has to be a certain way and I don't fit those requirementS. I'm not immature, mostly. I'm just...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    God is Love and longs for us to learn our place. He wants us to know that men and women are not the same. Men and women need to learn what are their sacred duties. God is all...
    Nigel1224 Nigel1224 46-50, M Oct 21

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    So my target for the end of this school year is a B. But.. When my teacher came today she told me she needed to speak to me about my grade. I got super scared that I was failing...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I still love tenacious d and the pick of destiny, its definitely one of my faves.. What's some of your favourite movies people?
    justfukgmessyme justfukgmessyme 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Going out for coffee will never be as fun as playing at the park
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Hey my name is Daniel. I'm a gay 14 year old. I was wondering if anyone wanted to chat. Lol I kinda want to be in a relationship, but if you just wanna be friends that's ok too...
    dan827 dan827 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    Seldom do I do this but I enjoy acting like a hyperactive 10 year old. I don't purposely do it... It just happens.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 5

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    I see ,but I don't tell. I notice almost everything, but sometimes it's better not to talk.
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Prestige based crimes. Any who attain success get believed. It takes fbi to prove they lie. The labelled see this. Especially when they report crimes. They get their...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 5

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    It's like the world gets a little worse every day.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Oct 5

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    I don't care what the "motive" is for killing someone. Just stop doing it. I don't care why one is violent with another. Stop doing it. I don't care why one steals from another...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Why does people don't just simply forgive:(
    HappilyInLove16 HappilyInLove16 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm half and half. I'm fascinated by the disgusting values and qualities people have.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I act like I don't hear very well. It's amazing and appalling what people say when they think no one is listening.
    sanguinius74 sanguinius74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    My eyes hurt from all the chlorine in the pool doing rehab training for my stress fracture lol
    DanielleMaree DanielleMaree 26-30, F Oct 9

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    By a lot... I think that having to act like something I not is making me doubt my wolf side.. I hate this feeling.. I want to be who I really am!! I want to be a wolf!!!
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M