domingo, 14 de mayo de 2017

Success at School vs. Success in Life


Consider the following questions about being (un)successful at school:
How would you describe yourself: good at school? (un)intelligent in the real world? Where would you say you learn more, at school or through the internet? Do you think being a good kid at school is all about memorization and regurgitation? Do you think school is just a place where you make friends?

Now watch this video and let´s hope it will help you feel better with yourself. There are subtitles in many different languages, English included, which, as usual, is the language I would recommend for them.

 

"We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. 

Few of us are in love with the A grades themselves – we want them because we’re understandably interested in one day having a fulfilling career, a pleasant house and the respect of others.

But, sometimes, more often than seems entirely reassuring, something confusing occurs: we come across people who triumphed at school – but flunked at life. And vice versa…”


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