Heh... I was identified as gifted in elementary school, but I never did care much about school so I never had the grades for them to do anything about it with. I think I accidentally took this advice to heart back then, and it's probably served me well. It meant I had the time to get in to computers, and be a fuckup while I learned from older, smarter people. Got a great job now, so it all worked out in the end and I'm glad I didn't waste the effort getting A's.

I was actually really surprised I graduated high school. Apparently I passed math with 50.1%. I funny think it's helped me get a job, really. :p

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