I did some soul-searching today at school. By soul-searching I mean one of my hobbies- looking at other classmates, comparing them to myself (not in a bad way) and thinking about life and my future. Well, this is what I got in a single class period.
Some people can study and work their hardest, and still fail. Others can put all their work aside play WoW and party all night and pass. I'm the kind of person who wants to live life to the max- put studies aside and live life loud, yet I still pass and have a 95% grade average and be part of the Honors Society without even trying at all. Why is that? How can one person poor their entire night into studying yet fail, and others be slackers and pass? Hmm. If you ask me, those who do study and yet fail will have a better chance in college. If you don't decide to do your work and party all night you're not going to do as good as those who do. I gotta try harder.
Another thing is that my friend brought up a good point today- kids these days got it so easy in school. Teachers are way to easy on students most of the times. If the entire class fails some teachers just give 15 extra points to everyone. Not going to happen in college. He said that right now we're in front of a desk fan, and by the time we get into college that desk fan is going to turn into a hurricane, blowing most of us away. If you fail a test latter on in life, that teacher isn't going to give you free extra credit or even let you re-take it most of the times. We gotta give it our all and aim for the top, not relying on a teacher to give you the extra push. They ain't gonna follow you after you graduate to give you the extra push if you're losing your job.
The next step related to the last paragraph- How many of us have actually done the wash, cooked, cleaned every month, or probably even bought our own clothing? I looked around the room- probably not many, but I cannot judge. I've never spent a penny on clothing (no interest...) or really cleaned anything but my room. Hmm. We cannot rely on our parents to do that stuff for us anymore. There is a time when we are all responsible for ourselves, and our parents aren't going to follow us after we get out of high school.
I believe I'll be sucessful at life if I can at least fix the major stuff listed above (all of it...) I'm just worrying about some of my classmates, some of which never turned on a washing machine. In reality, the reason we go to school is to learn... how to be responsable adults and function in society and correctly teaching out offspring- our future- to do the same. It helps to know stuff like math and english, but if you ask me knowing how to wash your own clothing is better than knowing what the literary elements in Romeo and Juliet are....