Connections are everything, good luck trying to get anywhere without them.
So what are connections? It’s when you’re friends with people all around the community, when your friend circles are large and diverse. If you asked my introverted grade 9 self, you would get an answer along the lines of, “Intelligence is everything. Who you know does not matter, as it is what you know that makes you truly successful.” However, entering high school made me realize how important the people you knew were. If you can create a group of people that share same interests as you and have the same mindset as you, then you are already doing great in high school.
There are perks that come with connections. For example, I wanted to get into the community of debate and Model UN, but I could not do it on my own. There were people already in that particular field that I could learn and receive guidance from. Me realizing that connections in high school were important might’ve been the best thing that’s ever happened to me. You can be the best doctor in the world, but no one would ever know if you didn’t have people that see it. You could be the best lawyer ever, but it will be hard to get hired if you don’t have people already working in the field. Connections unleash the potential stored in you, and makes your abilities go to their limit.
Update On My IB Experience
Week of October 14th: Oh no, my science marks dropped below 90, what do I do, I guess I’ll just procrastinate on homework because that has always proven to be something I could rely on in my junior high years right?” Wrong, and my suffering marks do just enough to prove it. Also, who knew that you actually had to “participate” in gym, who even does that anymore these days?
You know what? Maybe I can just try hard enough again and bring my marks up to the 90s, I mean, what else does an IB student do other than study and study?
Should I just give a grade 10 point of view on the over-hyped topic of IB, would people actually care? 😛