I overhear constantly of people worried about their grades. This is becoming more prevalent in my life, understandably due to the imminence of college, and college applications. While I do believe that an adequate GPA is integral to attending the college of choice, it is not the end all. Colleges used to be solely concerned with the intelligence (GPA) of their student body, but now as the “higher level” workforce is being saturated with intellectuals, universities are searching for a more balanced student. One that participates in extracurricular activites, holds leadership positions in these activities, but also, the students commitment to a project, but minimal to no decline in academic success.
While being aware of one’s grades is important to verify that teachers have not made mistakes in the transfer of a grade, it creates unnecessary stress, during a period when adolescents are in a period of perpetual stress from spreading ourselves thin struggling to figure out who we are, and who we want to be.
We are still kids, and should for the most part be enjoying life. Is it worthwhile to worry about whether you got an A or B on a test? We have decades more to worry about more important things. Furthermore, what if that was your last thought as you haplessly pass away?