You know what really grinds my gears? G.P.A and SATs, basically the whole standardized test scoring system. How is it that a cumulative score can fully judge your intelligence and success rate?
Our society does not look at people as people anymore. People are judged by numbers, calculations, and one piece of paper entailing of your biggest accomplishments.
Bottom line is, when companies are looking to “hire” someone, they are essentially looking at their next “investment.” All your life is nothing but a bunch of numbers added together. The higher your G.P.A is, the higher “chance” that you can provide a higher ROI (Return on Investment).
Our system is flawed.
20 something odd years of life is spent accumulating meaningless numbers, while our own life experience was for naught. Don’t tell me that you don’t know anyone that are/is successful in life and yet they have no degree, non-existant G.P.A, and some even no formal education. I bet you DO know at least one person, directly or indirectly.
So what’s the secret?
There is no secret. It is based on each INDIVIDUAL person. That’s the key word: INDIVIDUAL. If someone has what it takes to make it out there and be successful, they can, regardless of GPA or SAT or some other B.S that we are getting fed with today. I’m a firm believer that everyone have what it takes to be successful, given the right environment.
We are not live stocks. People can not be treated as such. Each person is different. A standardized scoring system can not be used to judge everyone. By using standardized system, people are generalized and they lose their sense of individuality.
Now, the whole point of this post isn’t to bash on GPA and what not.
Okay maybe just a little.
But the point is, everyone can make it out there! I don’t care how low your SAT score is or high your GPA is. With the right amount of determination, perseverance, and perspiration, you can do it!
YOUR education is what YOU make of it.
So friends, when times are hard academically, do not falter. Keep going! Bring out the individuality in you. With your head high, a smile on your face, face the next challenge with courage.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but the lifelong attempt to acquire it”