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Bad grades destroys you as a person and how other people view you
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Sick_of_it Offline
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Bad grades destroys you as a person and how other people view you

Hello it's me again, the kid from grade 12. It has only been 2 semester in school and I felt like it has already been a year. I've been in the class for three years now (my third year) with the same group of friends but different teachers. Life was never good, perfect for me, of course there are some bumps now and then but overall it was somewhat bearable however that was all in the past.

I just do not understand why people are so shallow, from class clown to well ... class clown I suppose. This does affect a lot, there is no motivation for me to crawl to homeroom, my face is filled with embarrassment and anger seeing other laugh in happiness but again my stupidity is not one to blame for.
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Bad grades destroys you as a person and how other people view you

Wow... you're not stupid. They just take grades waaaay too seriously. Hug

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Man that does suck, I just do not understand why people are judging others by grades. After High School I hope it gets better for you, because that is just not right at all. Can you get Homeschooled in Asian Culture by any chance?
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RE: Bad grades destroys you as a person and how other people view you

Remember that the converse is true too. People with good grades think highly of themselves. People who struggle are praised for their efforts.

This system you need to recall is designed to destroy religion and make people obedient to worldly authority. After all, if True Judgment was something we had access to or were capable of... well that is what school by habit wants to impose on your spirit. Stamp a person bright or dumb enough times and you'll convince yourself that it is true.

After all, if you come to believe in am authority higher than THEM, how could they ever control you? Who could ever threaten you?

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