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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

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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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    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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    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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    ilego ilego 22-25, M May 12

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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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    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...
    Tennacious Tennacious 16-17, 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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    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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    Take any journey for about an hour into a city and I can guarantee you will find a girl you think is good looking. It never ceases to amaze me just how common good looks are lol...
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    Truthfully I do believe that looks are not everything considering a person can be beautiful, but that does not mean they are a good person. Personality can go a long ways with some...
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    I've been single for two years. I'm over my ex completely now and want to move on. But I need to know myself but love to find friends to chill with.
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    I like the adams family a lot, the way they dress, the way they behave and their house!
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    I've met both people; who doesn't look the most pretty or handsome but they are nice. And some who looks cute and handsome with darkness inside of 'em.
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Yep. Unfortunately people don't understand this.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are 14 posts on the popular page posted by females. And guess how many there are by males? 0. Apparently females are a lot more creative than males. It's either that or...
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    Dying While Giving Birth In my most recent past life I was a mother of four, when I gave birth to my youngest I died of infection in the hospital. In this lifetime my father is a...
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know the marks a person receives don't serve to make them who they are, but high marks are still important. I'm proud to by my class' valedictorian.
    jaaldrich1 jaaldrich1 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Chemo makes people angry. They lash out and treat the people around them like absolute **** and then the next moment they are fine, acting as if nothing happened. How are we as...
    praymidd praymidd 26-30, F Aug 28

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    Facing him, my body tucked warmly next to him while he slept. My head on his shoulder as he laid on his back. My hand just below his rib cage, I open my eyes. I see her. Her curly...
    71Tiffany 71Tiffany 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Haters on ep. Pigs. Egos. Wussies. Trolls. Jerks. So many irk on purpose. Or bash views then block. How sad they must be to try that life. How sick in...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    Life, you get removed from your mothers womb to grow up in a hostile world. You're told to grow up get a job pay your bills get married have children and now your expected to be...
    EternalSolitude EternalSolitude 13-15, M Sep 8

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    "It's not possible to just stop loving someone. It's either always there or it never was in the first place." True quote and explains how I feel about a special person not in my...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 31-35, M Aug 30

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    I am...I will read between lines... and be paying attention to what you say, how and why you say it... only way to know if you're true or not...at least it has served me good ....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I don't know why, I just get along with them better.
    Professorfate Professorfate 51-55 Sep 1

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    Very often I observe things that many others miss. Sometimes it's more about what is not said, than was is said. Many times I file things away in my mind rather than comment on...
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Sep 13

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    Feeling pretty great at the moment. Meeting new people, going new places, life is pretty good right now.
    thatjacksonchickk thatjacksonchickk 16-17, F Aug 31

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    Schizophrenia is linked to homosexuality, now there's nothing wrong with being gay but I think it's obvious something is wrong when your body is attracted to the same sex, you won...
    alphadecay alphadecay 26-30, F Sep 4

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    I am heart broken. I have been for a long time. The pain frequently steals my breath, ability to think, my smile, & sometimes my will to continue. These things don't abate over...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Is there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not sure !
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have put so much effort towards getting straight A's! I really am proud of myself, but it hasn't been easy.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My food goes cold if I am busy
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    I love this time if year ! !
    Earthanngel Earthanngel 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Saying it aloud just helped me overcome a panic attack.
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have plenty of bravado , but doesn't mean I going out with a bull horn..... I have plenty of self esteem but I'm not going to show it n yea I'm a b**** but I'm also the sweetest...
    jinna69 jinna69 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    its all about what you make of it.
    stal28 stal28 41-45, M Aug 30

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    But am trying to comment on each.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    no you're not you're just to into yourself
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Lies. Two truths and a lie. Thats a game???? Thats disgusting. Lies and plausible deniability. And abuse of power. And arse kyssyng. And idea stealing. And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 13

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    How many my age are fascinated by it??
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    One post discussing decent people who dont hate us. One post pointing out how news wants us hating entire groups. And i get chewed and mislabeled. Ignorant hate. EP...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
    hockboy hockboy 18-21, M a week ago

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    Those types of people can be dangerous.
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F Sep 1

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    And am shocked when my posts get taken. Since i read way worse posted by others.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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