1. Bad grades in high school will ruin my life.
No, they won’t. amazing things, amazing things, amazing things
I know I’m not supposed to say this. But you’ll live, and maybe even a fully functional life. Take it from me, a guy with ze perfect French accent… who failed French class.
God did not abandon me. Remarkably, I still make a living. Check THIS OUT: I have a garage door that I can open WITH A REMOTE CONTROL. That, my friends, is pretty awesome.
And you know what? If you don’t get into the college of your dreams, your life will not be ruined. If you don’t even get into college, your life will not be ruined. Your life, in fact, cannot be ruined by grades. It’s NO excuse for not being disciplined, but it’s true. The weird thing is that, even in “good, Christian families”, this sounds like a subversive thing to say, so brace yourself: “Success” really isn’t the highest good.
“But what if I don’t get into an elite college, and I don’t get an amazing job making millions, and then I don’t get to retire rich, and then I don’t get to be old and wealthy, and then I can’t die without a lot of money, and…”
Well, you got me there.