Fail To Win

“Tomorrow is my exam, but I don’t care because a single sheet of paper can’t decide my future.” — Thomas Edison

Maybe that’s true, but I couldn’t say it. I doubt anyone scored worse than me for the exam back then.

If you’re at the bottom of the class, you can’t say “Pieces of paper don’t define me.” It’s an excuse, an easy way out. But you can’t say it from the top, either. Why did you work so hard?

The idea of grinding for a piece of paper with a letter on it has bugged me for years. It’s part of the reason I left university, and has left me stress-free for all exams. Except for my driving license. That scared me.

You can’t win. Why try? But that quote means nothing. What matters is what you do next. Your actions speak louder than the words you quote, so do something.