Posted May 26, 2014 by jimhigley
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“How about grades?” he rallied back.
“What? Grades?” I was confused. I had just spent the afternoon in parent-teacher conferences at his high school. “I’m not going to write about your grades!”
“No, no. What do you think about grades?”
I was regretting having asked for his suggestion because grades are a real sore subject with me. It didn’t used to be that way, however. As a kid, I thought grades were the alpha and omega of life. And I was a really good student, with the grades to back up that statement. But guess what? Since the day I graduated from college, not one person has ever asked me about my grades. Zero. Zippo. Nada.
So why is it that we (that’s a collective “we” — as in our society) make such a stink about them? (READ MORE…)