Yesterday my friend said, ‘I’d rather have no grade on my record and not do the subject than have a bad grade and do it.’ I’m paraphrasing but hopefully you get the gist. What’s everyone’s initial reaction to this?
I personally think this is a really damaging mentality and one that is way too common is society. I know, I’m being dramatic, but I think it’s part of a wider issue with the mentality of doing things to maximise your future success rather than learning for the pure joy or just to better yourself. I made the point that a grade, however bad, is better than getting no grade at all and I still agree with that statement. It shows you’ve tried but more importantly you’ve gained knowledge that you didn’t already have. How exciting is that?
Learn for yourself, and the high grade will come with ease. Do you agree with this statement that I’ve spontaneously made up? :’)
Until next time lovely people,