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SeReNiTY Offline
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Grades

Ugh.

Got in a small ditch with my parents when I got my "Progress Report". Grades are:

MATH 91.5% B+ (just off of an A-)
RLA 96.5% A
SCIENCE 98% A+
HEALTH 98.6 A+
SOCIAL STUDIES 100% A+
PHYS ED 100% A+
BAND 100% A+

I didn't personally care about the Math grade, close to an A. But my parents were mad because I didn't turn in a few homeworks. Also, my teacher won't let you share your grades, even if you choose to.

Damn school.

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05-07-2014 10:39 AM
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RE: Grades

Obligatory "Your parents are stupid" response.

All I have to say...

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
05-07-2014 10:45 AM
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Sounds like your parents are strict. I mean one B? So what if you didn't want to do homework? You still got good grades. And why won't your teacher let YOUR grades? They are your's after all.

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Gwedin Offline
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One B.

One fucking B.

What is it, a D to pass over there??

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05-07-2014 01:45 PM
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RE: Grades

Oh god..... Over a freaking B.....

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YOUR GRADES ARE PERFECT!!!!!!! :O WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM?(has D's and C's)

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05-08-2014 03:04 AM
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What are your parents talking about? Guh....(Straight B's)

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05-08-2014 03:09 AM
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(05-07-2014 10:39 AM)SeReNiTY Wrote:  I didn't personally care about the Math grade, close to an A. But my parents were mad because I didn't turn in a few homeworks. Also, my teacher won't let you share your grades, even if you choose to.

lel @ how we're mad over the wrong thing. :|

Still a stupid reason however.
05-08-2014 03:18 AM
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