ATTITUDE IS BETTER THAN HIGH GRADES
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.
The author is SST I at San Pablo 2nd National High School