Friday, September 28, 2012
Schools are more focused on student success, which is obviously good. However, these intentions have caused false stereotypes that a person can't be successful in life without having absolute perfection. This fear of failure makes people stay where they are comfortable. When someone feels that they don't have what it takes to be on the top half of whatever they do, the middle spot of mediocrity starts to take over. Some people don't fill out college applications or scholarship applications for fear of failure. It's on;y the concept of failure half of the time and not even the consequences. If I could take more risks at school, I would be involved more in the drama department. Some teachers put way too much weight on things, a class should be about the equality of overall work to see how you learned overall. However, sometimes if you fear failure, you strive for the best and the best is brought out.
Posted by Casey at 12:11 PM