I know this is such a stupid thing to say and may make me seem like an asshole, but it is true. Not once in the 9 years before now have I ever studied. The teachers in 2nd grade told me I read at a 12th grade level and that I would go far in life, and it ended there. They put me in the easy classes, they told me I was smart but never nurtured it. They told me I would do great things but never told me how to work for them. So I went 9 years of school in “normal classes” they were easy. I was able to do the math in seconds and my grades were great. I’m now in 10th grade, last year I decided I wanted a challenge because I’ve never really faced many challenges academically, so now I’m working etxra hard and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do because I’m so used to starting something and being extremely okay at it not good but not awful. Now i need to study but I don’t know how. I want to go to med school but idk if I’ll be able to make it through highschool at this rate please nurture your kids love of learning as soon as you can. Don’t over push them and make them hate learning in general, Don’t push them so they think learning is the most important thing they’ll ever face, teach your kids to be kind, teach them to be curious, teach them how to love the fact that they can do multiplication before the other kids but don’t make them feel bad because they aren’t the best in the class because when the love learning they’ll do it more and more
We need the courage to face all kinds of life problems. Every now and then we dare to step in to meet at the battle.
However, there are times when we have to retreat. This is not because we don’t brave enough to face it. We are just too precious to do a fight. Or the opponents we face are not worth it, so this fight will be of no use at all.
Knowing our worth is important. Not to boast, it’s just that we are too valuable to serve something trivial.