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I Know There Is More to Life Than Good Grades

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 224 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Iv'e been really intrigued by people that have died and came back to life and to hear what they see after death. Some people report heaven like memories. The brain does go through...
    sokoari sokoari 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I just believe that one must be celebrated for what they have achieved rather than what they were born with. Appearances, race, nationality, relatives are some of the things you...
    tejaswini4588 tejaswini4588 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I am a gay man. I don't think I am especially attractive, yet I have men, and women, throw themselves at me. Many call me gorgeous. I don't mind sometimes, but last night I had two...
    pk421a pk421a 31-35 5 days ago

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    I agree. I think some people here are looking for "models" to converse with? I might be talking to someone and they ask for a picture and when I send, they stop talking to me. (It...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I think that beauty has overtaken the world right now, and definitely not in a good way. Everything is sexualised which kind of makes me lose my ****, especially when it comes to...
    LuciLeft LuciLeft 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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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 Oct 29

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    We put so much emphasis on the way someone looks but really? Why? The person literally has no control over how they will look like in their natural state. Its just already decided...
    LoveCove LoveCove 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I'm the coolest guy there is ,people who me say that. I am immature BC being mature is boring and normal. my Dachshund is Jewish.
    racistdick racistdick 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    Despite people that are on here. Please don't ask for phone numbers or where I live . I'll block you. I had a guy tell me that we were meant for each other in 6 sentences. Well...
    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    We are attracted by appearance but we can only live with the character.
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 15

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    Boo who? If you are too pretty then boo who! Must be tough
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah everyone would say that thing but everyone would want a hottest guy/girl in the town !!
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I get good grades in class yet I'm dumb ya get me okay bye!!!!v
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think there's life outside this planet. There's no way we can be alone in the universe when we can barely explore our own freaking Moon. If there's other life out there I doubt...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My dad always asks me "When are you going to grow up or be mature?" Also my man sometimes tells me to "grow up." I just ignore them and be me. I'm more mature than most people...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I totally disagree with this. I make more money than my spouse. It doesn't bother me. I actually really like that I hold a higher income than he does. I do not, however, like...
    BeThinXsin BeThinXsin 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I know there are people who beat off looking at girls on here. also I know there's guys who are about 34-44 years old who act young just to talk to young girls then try to take...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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    on the face i seem really screwed up but once you get to know me i can seem far more normal but in reality i am very unwell. i feel like i should die everyday. i am violent in my...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm not very smart at all but midterms came out today and I got almost all A's!! I didn't get A's in two classes! I got a B in SS and a C in PE. -.- my gym teachers a butt and...
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel stressed and sad and stupid .. But then I wonder why I pity myself... I get so depressed at school .. I am told I'm cute and not ugly but I see all these pretty girls and I...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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 1 Response Oct 31

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    Back in 1988 when I was completing a teacher credential program, there were small classes and the 6 women I was studying with got to be a friendly and close knit group. One woman...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    If there is any intelligent life out there would we consider them people. Do they believe in a god and would they give me a ride in their fastest spaceship.
    Iamgroot9995 Iamgroot9995 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Being immature is okay. Is kinda helps people you know? They get to remember what it feels like to be a kid again and loosen up a little. So good job, to all of us. :D
    Kahai3 Kahai3 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Racism why. Caste system why. Segregation why. Genocide why. Profit over health why. Conquest during peacetime why. Get over it and solve nothing why. College...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Whats wrong with this world , wats wrong with us humans why do people still die of hunger why r animals rights more than humans. Lets talk about realities
    cooldude297 cooldude297 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    thats right and I know more than u could ever fathom. ;)
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is just so unfair, but I know that the hereafter has better in store. I cannot help but cry and hurt so much. I feel so suicidal. I really have been through so much. From birth...
    SadAbdul SadAbdul 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    What if there was a world like this but the complete opposite. Imagine a twin who is what you are not. How interesting.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I don't really remember me good dreams. Here lately I've been having nightmares of someone trying to kill me. Can some one help me interpret these dreams?
    halfpint32 halfpint32 36-40, F Nov 18

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    Hell yeah! Once people know you're approachable and you know stuff. They never stop coming to you for .........EVERYTHING!! So. I stay quiet and say nothing.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 31

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    Meaning... There is someone who is meant only for me. Someone was created to be compatible with me. The world's population just got big and he may be lost somewhere. Fact is...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F Nov 6

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    The things I know which I wish I didn't.
    eman12345678 eman12345678 13-15, M Nov 6

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    Some times I wish could stop cataloguing everyone I meet or know according to danger and how to react. And some times I wish I wouldn't pick up on their interesting habits. And...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    So I was just wandering around the Internet and I found a page made by people who find over-weight people specifically attractive. Mildly curious, I decided to read some of the...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 15

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