AT­TI­TUDE IS BET­TER THAN HIGH GRADES

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

JO ABBEY DUCUT-ESTRELLA

I al­ways re­mind my stu­dents that hav­ing a good at­ti­tude is bet­ter than hav­ing a high grades. At­ti­tude and the po­ten­tials of our stu­dents are more im­por­tant when it comes to look­ing for dif­fer­ent jobs for their fu­ture not only for em­ploy­ment pur­poses but also by so­cial mat­ters. An at­ti­tude is an eval­u­a­tion of what kind of a stu­dent they are. And what kind of a fam­ily they have. Be­cause teach­ing man­ners of our child starts at home through their par­ents. It is a re­flec­tion of what kind of fam­ily they come from. At­ti­tude is the re­flec­tion of one’s self. You can be with your friends which you are com­fort­able with the same at­ti­tude. At­ti­tude in­flu­ences an in­di­vid­ual’s choice of ac­tion, re­sponses to chal­lenges, in­cen­tives, and re­wards. But gen­er­ally speak­ing, at­ti­tude is a be­hav­ior a per­son adopts to­ward other peo­ple, things, in­ci­dents, or hap­pen­ings.

But in terms of hav­ing a high grades is a recog­ni­tion and ful­fill­ment to your­self. Study­ing hard is es­sen­tial. This is es­pe­cially true when it comes to aca­demic per­for­mance. Good grades can trans­late to ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties, job op­por­tu­ni­ties, and they can ul­ti­mately in­flu­ence your paths. Hav­ing high grades does not de­ter­mine a per­son’s po­ten­tial for suc­cess or hap­pi­ness in life. Ed­u­ca­tion is packed with a lot of di­verse el­e­ments from cul­ture, ed­u­ca­tion and sciences. It is di­vided into 2 cat­e­gories: aca­demic and co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties but it is most im­por­tantly are the val­ues you’ve learned by ap­ply­ing the Core Val­ues of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

But if you look an ex­pla­na­tions to what is much bet­ter be­tween at­ti­tude and hav­ing high grades you will con­sider some rea­sons. First, your grades are only re­flec­tion of how you well do you per­form. Some rea­sons is to be­come some­one high sta­tus or be­ing fa­mous or maybe leave your mark in time and his­tory, it could be that you want to ben­e­fit hu­man­ity with and from your knowl­edge that you gained from study­ing. Hav­ing a good at­ti­tude is the re­sult of be­ing a good per­son. You should mo­ti­vate your­self to do the right thing for the right rea­sons as it was your ul­ti­mate goal of your life. And be­ing a good per­son makes you live in greater peace with peo­ple sur­rounds you. With the com­bi­na­tion of hav­ing a good at­ti­tude and hav­ing a high grades is a ful­fill­ment for our­selves.

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The au­thor is SST I at San Pablo 2nd Na­tional High School

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