Contrary to what most people around you are trying to say, school is not all that important.

And… contrary to what that might make you think, realizing that will only help your ability to do well in it.

Humans have this strange ability to overestimate the importance of virtually everything that they decide to do. I can see the old cliche of a student saying, “my life is over,” to some stupid and minor school problem. In reality, failing that test or class or getting kicked out for some stupid reason rarely has a significant effect on a person’s life. When it does have a large impact it is almost always because the person overreacts and causes it themselves.

“I failed! My life is over! I’m dropping out!The problem wasn’t the failure it was the overreaction afterwards. In virtually all problems of life from failures, they can be corrected absolutely 100% within a year or two. This is particularly true with school.

This human ability to overestimate the danger can be helpful. If you were wandering the woods and thought you heard a bear coming, you would naturally overreact and freak out until you prove otherwise. That’s because the ancestors that didn’t overreact to potential life threatening situations got eaten by bears.

School is not where you need to worry about getting eaten by bears (too often…)

When you’re worried about your life being over you may be good at running but you’re sure as hell not good at remembering minor details you’re trying to learn. Realizing how unimportant school really is lets you use the most powerful parts of yourself to handle school. That makes you significantly more successful at it.

School Is Unimportant

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I’ve gotten a lot of flack for my tendency to throw-out hundreds of people on a whim but it’s only because they’re not even trying anymore. Honestly… this community isn’t for everyone.

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Memorize hundreds of terms in less time than it takes you to brush your teeth

Spend more time enjoying yourself with the fun stuff in your life while STILL improving your scores

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  • May 25, 2016 at 7:59 am
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    School is actually killing the love for learning. Students now give more important to grades than learning itself. The reason why most students give importants to grades is people tend to glorify the achievers and look down on the failing ones as if the value of the person depends on his or her grades. Failing does have an impact on a person’s life emotionally because he or she will always remember how it feels to be embarrassed as a student for a flunking a test. I used to hate going to school because it made me feel stressed and depressed at the same with all the academics and emotional turmoil a student has to experience. But when I finished school, I develop the love for learning and enrolled myself into a language school. I’m enjoying learning a new language unlike when I was in a regular school where learning is a requirement. I focus more into the actual learning experience and not with how high my grades will be.

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