Getting the perfect scores
In my younger days… and I mean my school going days, I used to wonder why marks were so important. Especially the marks in sanskrit and history and civics and geography in which I had no interest whatsoever, and I was extremely sure that I would not venture in these fields during higher studies. So I always remained at the bottom of my class… well a little above than that, but you get the drift. Need to pass. Read all night before the exam. My parents, while they kept complaining about my marksheet 🙂 failed to explain why was it necessary. I was naive. They explained. I never understood.
Here's an explanation that I found interesting. I doubt if I would have understood it if my parents has used it while I was in school… but at least I have finally found a reason that satisfies(?) me… just so that I have reason to bug my own kids to improve their scorecards 😛