Okay, so about a week ago, I took my first SAT EVER.
I was freakin out in my mind, but not out there looking like a maniac though. I was one of the people who didn’t bring a calculator, but I didn’t stress THAT. I was stressing that I would get turned away(even though that was very unlikely). It was on a Saturday which made me feel like this:
The testing took about 4 hours and I’m currently waiting for my results to come in soon. So the question is, what is the SAT and other similar tests really preparing us for? Well, they prepare us to be amazing test-takers, which is kind of a good thing right? Only if you want to be a master test taker , like this guy:
Now let’s be clear, I’m not saying taking tests like the SAT will turn you into a test guinea-pig. Matter of fact, I highly recommend taking the SAT if you want to go to college. But here’s another question: does your performance on the SAT really determine your chances of success in life?
Well here’s my answer:
To me that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. You DO NOT need a darn test or degree to lead the way for your life, or what kind of job you’re going to have. Think I’m lying, well there are plenty of people who either didn’t go to college or dropped out.
Here are some examples:
- Ellen DeGeneres – she dropped out of college after her first semester there.
- Steve Jobs – he dropped out of college after one semester also
- Bill Gates – dropped out of Harvard after 2 years
- Kim Kardashian – who at first did go to college , but left after the well known tv show Keeping Up With The Kardashians got going.
- – and so much more!
Now, how do you feel about that? You better feel like this:
Here’s a quote from John Rockefeller, a man who didn’t even go to college and ended up as one of the wealthiest men in America:
“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
The worn path would be going to law school even though you hated it, and your parents told you to do it just because you can make money. The new path would be doing something extroadinary, like a new invention.
Anyways, live like you mean it.
Geary . E
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