In honor of finals
Lately, I’ve been seeing that post: “School is more about the grades than it is about learning etc etc.” Not trying to call people out on those who have said / believe it, because yes it is true — depending on how you want to look at school from the broader scheme of things.
Yes, there’s those difficult courses. Those major req.’s that you don’t want to take because the class is ridiculous / professor is an ass. So worried about trying to pass, trying to survive, trying to make it that one step further.
Now this is where I think the views split. You could see all of the passing, surviving, and progressing as counting every step towards graduation. But it is often overlooked that universities are indirectly teaching you a skill set that cannot be taught in classrooms. Persistence, time management, sacrifice, and just plain sucking it up and biting the bullet. Truly sought- after attributes, in my opinion. More so than the GPA you will be getting at the end of your years at the university. When you’re at your future career, are you willing to push yourself like you are when you’re studying now? Will you be willing to sacrifice time to cover someone’s mishap and take it on yourself? Will you be that team player? That strong-minded, driving force that not only inspires those around you, but would intimidate those who can’t even grasp the amount of strength you hold within yourself?
I had a discussion with who I think is my favorite-all-time professor, and we talked about if GPA is really even the “divine judgment” between you and your life. We both agreed.
Look to who you know, what you’ve done, and what you know you’re capable of. Like other posts have said as well: “Don’t let your grades define who you are.”