I used to get told that one alot too lol I was smug enough to believe it was about me and me alone because most of my class mates were really dense. Haha oh the vanity in that.
It was more "if she applied herself more" but then what grades did they want me to pull in? how much higher can you get? I was already scoring the highest grades in most of my classes aside from maths and PE which I hated anyway, so if you are already getting merits and A+ marks, how much more application did they need to see?
That always baffled me.
I mean Q, you don't produce shoddy work, it's more a case of you do it your own time, and I guess I'm wondering why that needs to be a changable thing for any of us?
As long as it doesn't lead to twittering your life away on things that could have taken you far but you never followed, then it's all good I think.