Yes… school sucks at times.
Teachers can be complete idiots with more control of your life then you’d ever want. Other students can make The Lord of The Flies seems like a bit of a vacation. There is a constant flow of boring assignments and then, when you least expect it, you get a flow of seemingly impossible assignments.
There are a lot of ways to handle this.
If you have the good sense then the best solution is to fool yourself into thinking you’re just failing to interpret the situation correctly. Sometimes your perspective on a situation can make it look a little ridiculous. If you think someone is doing something absolutely absurd then you probably just don’t understand why they’re doing it. If you had their perspective then you’d probably completely understand their decision making process… probably.
While you may feel bad when the jerk in class says some nasty comment about that something you’re sensitive about, you can take comfort in the thinking about how miserable that person must be to be spending so much time thinking about someone as boring as you. Do they really have nothing better to amuse themselves? You should probably buy them a book or something.
If you don’t have the good sense to convince yourself of this (and you happen to be like me) then you can always just learn to find amusement from it all.
Is your teacher giving you an insane amount of homework around finals time? Well, you should at least be able to laugh at the strangeness of the situation. It’s kind of like watching an old sitcom with cliched jokes you’ve heard told in different ways a thousand times. Sure… it’s not great but shucks, it feels good to laugh. So why the hell not?
For some more ideas on making the best of school you might want to read Q/A – How Can I Enjoy School?.
Maybe you can change the world. Good luck with that. Until then, at least try to get a kick from it.
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I’m about 4 hours away from something big.
The story began a decade ago when I first started to share my study strategies with other students.
I had figured out the Holy Grail of academic optimization strategies – and every intermediate step to get to it. Using this strategy, I pulled a nearly 4.0 GPA while running a double course load in college – and once I started sharing it.
Droves of them.
And then teachers noticed.
Most of the teachers that were looking out for their student’s best interest got what I was saying and supported the cause. Others… well… not everyone has the student’s best interest at heart.
Early on (even before Smart Student Secrets,) I started writing for average students.
I knew… I was NEVER one of the “smart kids”. I was mediocre at best. And I knew, if these strategies worked for me then they could work for just about anybody. And that’s who I wanted to connect with.
But… There was a problem…
I built an audience giving these strategies away. Sure…
And I’d get messages from them. And we’d talk. And I’d hear their stories.
I’d hear from A+ students that cut their study time by 90%.
I’d hear from B students that took their grades up to A’s.
I’d hear from teachers that were sharing my strategies with their students.
I’d hear from older students how these strategies changed their life.
I love it. I love introducing these strategies that changed my life to other people.
But there was always this… but…
What about the C students?
What about the D students?
What about the students that are currently failing?
Sure… Some would reach out.. but…
They never followed through… They’d take a small step. They’d sign up. They’d learn some killer strategies. Seeing right there how powerful they were going to be…
And then… life kicks in. They lose sight of their goals.
And it’s gone.
Student’s came to this site to improve their life. They see the possibilities. But then… they move on.
In about 4 hours, I’m going to be introducing something – an email subscriber exclusive – that can help change that.
It’s going to make more Smart Students than at any other time in this site’s history.
If you’re ready to take your academic game to the next level – if you want to see it for yourself.
Write your email in the box. Check the confirmation you want emails. Confirm your email. And see for yourself.