Bad grades in highschool mean a unsuccessful life

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... All through out my highschool years ive been slacking off and really not carring about my grades at all. Now im starting to see how important school is, Im growing up and opening my eyes to the world. Shocker! the world is no joke and its very hard. i always had things given to me, and ive always been spoiled. now that my eyes are actually open... i realize you have to work hard for everything in life and there wont always be a hand there to offer you things. seriously, my parents spoiled the mess out of me. its my last year in highschool and ima do my best :-) will one goos year make up for the other bad ones??? and does highschool determine your success in life??? and those who did poorly in it are destined to be failures in life?? i was young, and was focussing on fun and boys more than my work because I didnt know how serious it was. can anyone answer these questions??
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... All through out my highschool years ive been slacking off and really not carring about my grades at all. Now im starting to see how important school is, Im growing up and opening my eyes to the world. Shocker! the world is no joke and its very hard. i always had things given to me, and ive always been spoiled. now that my eyes are actually open... i realize you have to work hard for everything in life and there wont always be a hand there to offer you things. seriously, my parents spoiled the mess out of me. its my last year in highschool and ima do my best :-) will one goos year make up for the other bad ones??? and does highschool determine your success in life??? and those who did poorly in it are destined to be failures in life?? i was young, and was focussing on fun and boys more than my work because I didnt know how serious it was. can anyone answer these questions??
Your high school grades mean very little in regards to your future. As long as you graduate in the right amount of time you are okay. No one checks your high school grades. Most of the stuff they teach you is meaningless anyway. Just focus on a career, work hard at it, and you will be fine.

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AfricanPride wrote:
... All through out my highschool years ive been slacking off and really not carring about my grades at all. Now im starting to see how important school is, Im growing up and opening my eyes to the world. Shocker! the world is no joke and its very hard. i always had things given to me, and ive always been spoiled. now that my eyes are actually open... i realize you have to work hard for everything in life and there wont always be a hand there to offer you things. seriously, my parents spoiled the mess out of me. its my last year in highschool and ima do my best :-) will one goos year make up for the other bad ones??? and does highschool determine your success in life??? and those who did poorly in it are destined to be failures in life?? i was young, and was focussing on fun and boys more than my work because I didnt know how serious it was. can anyone answer these questions??
Community College
Military
The Lottery
Start a rap career

Lot's of options.
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Jul 5, 2011
 
"No man is a failure as long as he has friends."

- Frank Capra

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<quoted text>Your high school grades mean very little in regards to your future. As long as you graduate in the right amount of time you are okay. No one checks your high school grades. Most of the stuff they teach you is meaningless anyway. Just focus on a career, work hard at it, and you will be fine.
You may be right about checking the grades; however, as far as subjects being meaningless, I take very strong issue with you on that. I took all the literature classes I could, also all the science and physics classes. Why? dunno, few were required, but they just seem to interest me. Did those classes influence me? perhaps; however I went on to be an engineer with IBM and a published poet. Go figure.

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Jul 6, 2011
 
not true

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Dr Moonshine wrote:
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Community College
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The Lottery
Start a rap career
Lot's of options.
Actually sir, i want to be a writer.. i dont really like rap much all.. im very good with people, and im gifted in relationships, my advice always works. my mother is a poet and a writer and i am also very good at art, i create things. i am good at making music videos from clips of cartoons and movies. i can design business cards and make greeting cards, write novels. im good at science and I love to fix things, including people.. like when they are sick, what to do seems to come very natural to me to make them better. i will join the military Sir :-) and i also write music, i sing, when it comes to design, Im the best :-) i know alot of things I can do to put m talent to use but i am so worried that i might not be able to :-(

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You may be right about checking the grades; however, as far as subjects being meaningless, I take very strong issue with you on that. I took all the literature classes I could, also all the science and physics classes. Why? dunno, few were required, but they just seem to interest me. Did those classes influence me? perhaps; however I went on to be an engineer with IBM and a published poet. Go figure.
i too write poetry
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You may be right about checking the grades; however, as far as subjects being meaningless, I take very strong issue with you on that. I took all the literature classes I could, also all the science and physics classes. Why? dunno, few were required, but they just seem to interest me. Did those classes influence me? perhaps; however I went on to be an engineer with IBM and a published poet. Go figure.
Of interest to you personally, sure. But when it comes to your professional career after high school, you never use 95% of what they teach you in the class.
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<quoted text> Actually sir, i want to be a writer.. i dont really like rap much all.. im very good with people, and im gifted in relationships, my advice always works. my mother is a poet and a writer and i am also very good at art, i create things. i am good at making music videos from clips of cartoons and movies. i can design business cards and make greeting cards, write novels. im good at science and I love to fix things, including people.. like when they are sick, what to do seems to come very natural to me to make them better. i will join the military Sir :-) and i also write music, i sing, when it comes to design, Im the best :-) i know alot of things I can do to put m talent to use but i am so worried that i might not be able to :-(
Focus in on one of those things that will benefit you the most financially, then do the other things as hobbies.

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<quoted text> i too write poetry
Good for you!!! I started writing poetry many years ago just for my own satisfaction and never showed it to anyone. I used it as a release for my emotions. One day I showed a piece to my daughter and she said 'Dad! you have to publish!' I finaly had one piece published in a poetry book called Surrender to the Moon. I don't write too much now, it only hits me when I'm in a certain mood.

It's nice to hear from a fellow poet, would you be interested in the two of us sharing some of our works?

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<quoted text>Of interest to you personally, sure. But when it comes to your professional career after high school, you never use 95% of what they teach you in the class.
Pool Shark, I'm sure you're right. As I recall, I was in the 7th grade when the teacher read a short story from Edgar Allen Poe. That may have been the hook that caught me. That man was brilliant at arranging verse and rhyming. I have his complete, unabridged works. Others I've enjoyed are R.L. Stevenson and Chaucer. As far as being usefull in a professional career; I don't know, but those little seeds that were planted years ago just might come to fruition without us even knowing it.

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Jul 7, 2011
 
Grades in high school are entirely meaningless, provided that you graduate on time.

Unless you attend an *extremely* academics oriented school, there are only two useful things you can graduate with: a basic knowledge of core subjects, and a free ACT test (or whatever achievement test is used currently), and the latter is only useful if you further your education.

Still, the ACT people assured me that my overall English score of 30 would allow me to skip at least one of the basic college English classes, which proved to be a complete fabrication.

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Jul 7, 2011
 
While we're on the subject, Poe, Lovecraft, Sapkowski, and my natural baroque style shape my literary works.
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Pool Shark, I'm sure you're right. As I recall, I was in the 7th grade when the teacher read a short story from Edgar Allen Poe. That may have been the hook that caught me. That man was brilliant at arranging verse and rhyming. I have his complete, unabridged works. Others I've enjoyed are R.L. Stevenson and Chaucer. As far as being usefull in a professional career; I don't know, but those little seeds that were planted years ago just might come to fruition without us even knowing it.
I wish that I was more into the great writers like you are. My reading is limited to Stephen King.

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<quoted text>I wish that I was more into the great writers like you are. My reading is limited to Stephen King.
Pool Shark, don't sell yourself short, anybody that can read and comprehend and enjoy what they read is already several steps ahead of a great many people. My late wife was functionaly illiterate, she couldn't even read a TV GUIDE. I know people that will pick up a book and finish it in a matter of a few hours, not me. I read every word in the book, it's there for a reason, it serves to make the story. I guess a good analogy would be to make a stew using only the finest ingredients, but leave out the seasoning, YUCK!!!

And, there's nothing wrong with Stephen King; have you read or seen any of the following;?

The Green Mile
Dolores Claiborn
Shawshank Redemption
The Running Man
Stand By Me

Those are all Stephen King creations, and they're not "horror" movies. He is a "great" writer, maybe not on the same level as Poe, but still great.
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... All through out my highschool years ive been slacking off and really not carring about my grades at all. Now im starting to see how important school is, Im growing up and opening my eyes to the world. Shocker! the world is no joke and its very hard. i always had things given to me, and ive always been spoiled. now that my eyes are actually open... i realize you have to work hard for everything in life and there wont always be a hand there to offer you things. seriously, my parents spoiled the mess out of me. its my last year in highschool and ima do my best :-) will one goos year make up for the other bad ones??? and does highschool determine your success in life??? and those who did poorly in it are destined to be failures in life?? i was young, and was focussing on fun and boys more than my work because I didnt know how serious it was. can anyone answer these questions??
High School grades are simply one measure of what you are learning.
No more, no less.

What you should learn is how to spell and punctuate correctly so that your thoughts come through to the reader. To be taken seriously you need these skills.
Communication is essential for success.

You should learn how to balance a checkbook, make and stick to a budget. Understanding of income and outgo will determine how well you live and how much you earn. Hand to mouth waiting on your next paycheck is a miserable way to get stuck going nowhere.

You should learn how to cooperate with others in a team atmosphere, sometimes leading and maybe sometimes following. Working cooperatively with others is essential for a career.
As they say, lead, follow or get out of the way.

Learn how to listen.
You've got two ears and one mouth, they are meant to be used proportionately.

Learn how to be punctual, dependable, well groomed and persistent. These things will take you far toward success.

And most of all, learn how to love yourself and make a life for yourself.
If you don't love yourself, how can you love others?
How can you be truly happy? If you are always dissatisfied with yourself you will compensate with bad habits or worse, become dependent on someone less than you deserve.
You have a life before you can share your life with another.

Always remember to celebrate your successes, big or small enjoy them all.
After all, you fought and worked for them.
Then take on the next challenge.
Don't forget God, prayer is good in many ways. Like a simple thanks.
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Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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High School grades are simply one measure of what you are learning.
No more, no less.
What you should learn is how to spell and punctuate correctly so that your thoughts come through to the reader. To be taken seriously you need these skills.
Communication is essential for success.
You should learn how to balance a checkbook, make and stick to a budget. Understanding of income and outgo will determine how well you live and how much you earn. Hand to mouth waiting on your next paycheck is a miserable way to get stuck going nowhere.
You should learn how to cooperate with others in a team atmosphere, sometimes leading and maybe sometimes following. Working cooperatively with others is essential for a career.
As they say, lead, follow or get out of the way.
Learn how to listen.
You've got two ears and one mouth, they are meant to be used proportionately.
Learn how to be punctual, dependable, well groomed and persistent. These things will take you far toward success.
And most of all, learn how to love yourself and make a life for yourself.
If you don't love yourself, how can you love others?
How can you be truly happy? If you are always dissatisfied with yourself you will compensate with bad habits or worse, become dependent on someone less than you deserve.
You have a life before you can share your life with another.
Always remember to celebrate your successes, big or small enjoy them all.
After all, you fought and worked for them.
Then take on the next challenge.
Don't forget God, prayer is good in many ways. Like a simple thanks.
Well - a simple "thanks" to you for a good post.
john

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#19
Jun 1, 2012
 
Well I'm from Canada and here, high school
marks are EXTREMELY important for canadian nationals. However, if you were from, say, the middle east, you would be almost guerenteed acceptance at the university of your choosing. So you better know what you want to do in the future when you're fourteen or you are screwed.

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Jun 1, 2012
 
My new philosophy is if you want money, you better have a passion for doing so and don't quit regardless of how many times you fail. If you want a solid career with less ups and downs, go to college. But if you have bad grades in high school or drop out, you're getting neither. Remember that even though Bill Gates was a college drop out, he made it to college, and an ivy league one while at it.

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