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I Know There Is More to Life Than Good Grades

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ilego ilego 22-25, M May 12, 2014

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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...
    hollow567 hollow567 16-17, M Dec 21, 2013

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Social Media exposes a lot of things that wouldn't be exposed had it not existed. People post their every move. Relationships seem to be weaker due to outside influences. People...
    ATLsLadyLuck ATLsLadyLuck 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I like personality more than looks. :)
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    It seems a bit ironic saying this on a social media site, but oh well! Sure, it makes keeping in touch and talking to people much easier, but somebody like me who feels isolated...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I don't own any social media except this website/app. Kind of irony but here, you don't have to be judged or have to talk to people you know.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    i literally can't STAND people who think looks are what's important and then they act surprise when that 'good looking' person, turns out to have the personality of a sponge, and...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    If the wrong people get a hold of social media, it ruins the purpose and positive sides of it. I have some friends who abuse the he** out of social media privileges. Lieing...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F May 1

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    I think the problem with social media is that every statement can be taken out of context on what the person is saying.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 1 Response May 1

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    This is my favourite quote of all time. I will try not to go based off her looks.. Even though I will. It is my human nature I think to want to date a beautiful girl. Still this is...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 1 Response May 15

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    Her beauty caught my eye, her personality caught my heart.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 13-15, M 2 Responses May 15

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    Does anyone else intentionally dress down and plain because they want to see who takes an interest in them as is?
    jmaschino12411 jmaschino12411 26-30, F 11 Responses May 17

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    I dont care about how attractive you think you look, if you have an ugly heart and a bad attitude... you're ugly. Plain & Simple
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I failed more times than I’d like to remember. I failed as a son, a student, a worshipper, a friend, and as a member of society. Everything has became a reminder of my...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know if this is the right board or forum to write this in so please excuse me if its not. Since the age of 12 i have required my son who is now 16 to wear girls clothes. At...
    Amywonders Amywonders 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I don't know if this is the right board or forum to write this in so please excuse me if its not. Since the age of 12 i have required my son who is now 16 to wear girls clothes. At...
    Amywonders Amywonders 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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    I feel like there should be A LOT more people in this group
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    My brother laughed at me for getting an 83 on my first project last year but can anyone guess what my final grades for the semester
    dtrain34 dtrain34 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Just before we fall asleep, I always experience this hormone release from the body. kind of like the sleep fairy has sprinkled its dust. It puts the body to asleep. As this...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    This has been quite a week,so glad it's Friday! My grand plan this weekend is to stay home and relax. Some thought's that have crossed my mind this week....it really is not a gift...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 41-45, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I always feel like there's a twin of me waiting to meet a person like me. We love the same things and we think alike. Don't you ever get that feeling? All my life I have been...
    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F May 17

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    Peeps, before you get enraged and swing a hatchet at me, PLEASE hear me out: this is just an observation. I do NOT hate men, or anybody for that matter. Anyway, from what I have...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i went to church with a jewish friend of mine and we had a good time there , and after the meeting we went to my place and i helped him with some school work , and i prayed for...
    jojo12380 jojo12380 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Sitting at brunch with my two of my favorite people. Life is very good to me.
    BGethrogan BGethrogan 31-35, F May 17

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    I know I hve everything that you need, theoretically.. just not the things that you want...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    I don't know...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M May 6

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    sometimes I wonder how much can we observe and know about a person in just five minutes and can anyone do it with practice or its just some specific people
    marianova marianova 13-15, F May 16

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    Indeed. I have met a few on here but the one I know best is the one that holds the largest portion of my heart.
    Looking4Oz Looking4Oz 26-30, F May 17

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    I began talking to who I thought was a nice lady, nothing but sharing stories and venting. She told me how people keep blocking her. One day she expressed how upset she was over a...
    insulator88 insulator88 41-45, M 1 Response May 18

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    Most of my friends tell me that they cheat so that they'll get straight A's. I'm definitely NOT a straight A student, however, that does NOT mean that I'm stupid, it only matters...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of people talking about revision, and getting a 2:1 and getting on to some stupid 'grad scheme' We have studied events that have changed the world, the best...
    C145B C145B 22-25, F May 17

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