JR Lopez Gonzales 9:42 AM 1
This may come off as a surprise to many considering that I taught at the university for a couple of years. Time and again, a lot of successful people proved that getting a good education is the only way to succeed in this dog-eat-dog world.
This entry is not my way of blowing off steam but just my way of stating apparent truths on why high marks are not the only means for a successful upshot.
10. Grades do not give you invaluable experience.
9. It determines your tolerance for working on tasks you don’t find useful (because others want you to do them or believe them to be helpful or socially acceptable).
8. Your marks determine your ability to regurgitate information in the way others want you to.
7. Grades determine your ability to memorize mostly trivial things.
6. It merely determines your ability to understand what adults want from you and give it to them.
5. It does not determine whether you’re a good person.
4. It does not determine your emotional capabilities.
3. It does not determine your creativity.
2. It does not directly determine your likeliness to succeed.
1. It does not determine your intelligence.
Yes, this is my inflated list on why grades don’t matter. And with regards to a counterpoint article about this, I think I’ll separately post 1,000 reasons why grades matter.