I’m participating in a debate this afternoon. I know I’m not going to win. It’s not because my six minute interlude is just a point above mediocre and my standard fare. The quality of what you come prepared with does not matter when it’s just one point above mediocre. Several other laws are in operation in the universe. These laws tend to influence the outcome most of the time.
1. When materialistically, everything’s awesome- academically and extra-curricularly, you may suck. It has been a week of cakes, treats, lots of cash and nice books as well of soon-to-arrive-iPads. Winning the debate just does not happen during such circumstances. When there are a lot of ups, there will be a down.
2. When socially, everything is decent, academically and extra-curricularly, you will suck. You cannot have a zillion things going for you at the same time. Exceptions are the pretty things that giggle and screech in the hallways and just-have-to (and will) get amazing grades. Sadly, that balance never stays for me. Socially, you can say things are okay. I mean, I’m in touch with everyone, and have good friends, but it’s been a while since I’ve hung out with my old friends. There’s just too much of college work. Yet, the okay-ness is mostly enough to tip the academic-social-extracurricular balance. (When I’m have too too too much fun though, my grades go doowwn)
3. Academically, when everything is decent, extra-curricularly, you will suck. Yes, a = b + c and b = c when b equals academics and c equals debate-type things. Just when you are doing well in almost everything, you will end up fucking up a debate-type thing and it will bring down your self-esteem, despite the fact that you tell yourself your self esteem and these things are IN NO WAY RELATED.
Yeah. So. It makes sense to at least make a decent blog post out of it, thus making the most of a predictably whatever situation.
Thank you and have a nice day!