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    I've always been bored in school.

    Always done just enough to get by. (A's and B's till law school)

    I'm still just coasting on along. I work hard, but nothing compared to what I see my classmates doing.

    I mostly read news articles in class these days. Or raise my hand.

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    You know what? People try too hard. Seriously. Just think like a teacher, I tell you, just think like a teacher. Wasn't hard for me. Guess that's why I'm a teacher now. Use your gut, and you know what is going to be on there. It's just logical people....

    The funniest thing was always when people used to ask, "WHAT IS GOING TO BE ON THE TEST???" LOL. Amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Does anyone else have anything they would like to confess?
    Exactly this. If I'd meet my former self right now, I'd propably knock some sense into him - but there was nobody to lecture me then, and I propably wouldn't have listened either.

    Immature NTs are hell. Well, not only NTs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    You know what? People try too hard. Seriously.
    Yeah...I also think so. Revising obsessively x1000 the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post

    It kind of sucked because when I didn't flunk out of fifth grade my parents realized I would never amount to shit...
    You really should've honored your parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    Einstein flunked out of 5th grade.
    Einstein never recieved a failing grade (he escaped school once to follow his parents though), it's a common misinterpretation of his school report because of a change in the sequence of grades in the german school system (A -> F, then F -> A).

    Sorry to burst your bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litvyak View Post
    Exactly this. If I'd meet my former self right now, I'd propably knock some sense into him - but there was nobody to lecture me then, and I propably wouldn't have listened either.

    Immature NTs are hell. Well, not only NTs.
    I hear you. But you probably would not have listened to yourself either.

    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Yeah...I also think so. Revising obsessively x1000 the same thing
    LOL Yeah. I basically skimmed everything. The negative aspect: It's all dissolved into my unconscious mind....I cannot remember anything....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Litvyak View Post
    Einstein never recieved a failing grade (he escaped school once to follow his parents though), it's a common misinterpretation of his school report because of a change in the sequence of grades in the german school system (A -> F, then F -> A).

    Sorry to burst your bubble.
    Ahh you are correct. He didn't flunk out 5th grade. However:

    When he started school, he did very well-he was a creative and persistent problem-solver-but he hated the rote, disciplined style of the teachers at his Munich school, and he dropped out when he was 15. Then, when he took the entrance examination for a polytechnic school in Zurich, he flunked. (He passed the math part, but failed the botany, zoology and language sections.) Einstein kept studying and was admitted to the polytechnic institute the following year, but even then he continued to struggle: His professors thought that he was smart but much too pleased with himself, and some doubted that he would graduate. He did, but not by much-which is how the young physicist found himself working in the Swiss Patent Office instead of at a school or university.

    You totally kicked my ass NTJ style.

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    Well, he tried to enter ETH Zurich, not just A polytechnic, but probably the best polytechnic in Europe - at 15(!)...it would have been O_O if he didn't flunk
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