February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
He has a good point there…
Excellant point and I do the same.
That’ll work until he get’s to or tries to get into college.
Thus, the reason for “no child left behind”.
In life you are sometimes kept in a lower level and you can do nothing against it! You can try whatever you will and it doesn’t help!
Oh Calvin! You’re a bright kid. You should try to live up to your potential.
That worked on my 1st wife…for a while…
Did Calvin grow up to be Wally from Dilbert?
I think if Calvin got an “A” for anything everyone would think he’d cheated….and they’d probably be right.
I saw friends and classmates have a breakdown if they didn’t get a A everytime. I also saw the Calvin’s that sat in the back of the classroom and were happy sliding by with a C average. I figured I did my best and if I thought I was really confused I’d stay after for extra help. It was a treat that way to find out from a friend when I did make it on the honor roll. Schools about the social clubs and the sports events (School Spirit!) too.
A, B, C, D, F. Those are the low grade marks. I always got mid-grades, like “I”. Loved going to shool while all my friends were fishing, swimming, and playing baseball.
Now now Calvin .. is that the only reason you got the ‘C’?
Dang that kid is smart….
…. and I graduated medical and law school…
According to that line of reasoning, Calvin, you might as well get Fs, or even 0s. Then everyone’s expectations would be low or none and your life would be as easy as it could be.
Getting a “C” means you know the answers to the “why” questions of life.
Rationalization is a wonderful thing.
C = Correct…
What people seem to forget is that a “C” is suppose to be average. Most of us should fall into this catergory. I think schools should go to a 50 point system instead of a 100 point system. Think about it, A (100-93), B (92-85), C (84-77), & D (76-70) are all 7 point spreads and an F is a 69 point spread. Make each grade 10 points and keep it fair.
I was a very good and hard-working pupil and mostly had an “A” but in life everything came differently I had expected!
School: I came, I studied, I graduated. Then I put it behind me and got on with the realities of life. Eventually Calvin will have to do that too; as do we all.
Calvin, meet Governor Moonbeam.
Remember:::::: the diff. between a good doctor and a bad doctor is Grades. which would you rather have doing your brain surgery?
When I went to school, A’s stopprd at 96. B’s at 90
I always found it easier to get lower grades and not have to study. Gave me more time for other things.
One must apply the principal correctly, say for instance on dishes or cleaning.
I think I remember George W. bragging about being a C - student. Explains a lot…
Right on, Jackmatt. However, he wasn’t as entertaining as Calvin. :)
I have to wonder if this edition of Calvin and Hobbes came out very close to the end of it’s run. If it did then I can see what might have been Bill Watterson’s reasoning for discontinuing his masterpiece? … Oh the pain!
strive for a C and if you get a better grade that is a plus
Calvin always has this warped logic. The truth of the matter is I see many students who are straight A students and they often times have problems with the realities of life or dealing with failure. The B students are the ones that seem to have a more well rounded attitude. They understand the subject but they also take some time off to enjoy life a little.
…and never forget the wise man who said “A and B students will, later on down the road, work for the C and D students.”
BC13 said, about 9 hours ago
That’ll work until he gets to or tries to get into college.
And I’d hate to be the boss or co-worker who has to deal with his similar approach to doing whatever job he ends up getting.
Pursuit of perfection is largely wasted effort in most pursuits. The adequate result is very often the better use of resources. However, knowledge is one commodity that almost always adds value. If Calvin knows the subject matter and then manipulates the test results to his personal benefit, that’s one thing but if he hasn’t learned the subject then he’s placing himself at a competitive disadvantage.
Coltish1 - Concur!
rikw2 - Yeah, probably!
Richard - Yes! THAT’S the point! You should always try to be the best that you can be - and better than you were previously. The engineers and scientists who got A’s in school are the ones designing robots that are exploring other worlds right now and returning incredible science discoveries. The engineers that got “C”s in school are the boneheads that are designing home appliances or toys that always seem to be recalled 6 months after their introduction to the market.
All sweeping generalizations are wrong! …including that one…
Ya, to what he said, and besides, you can’t spell Calvin without a “C”.
/rant on $sorry folks, pet peeve
Shame on anyone who ever tells someone to live up to their potential.
What calvin or anyone else does with their life and potential has exactly zero impact on you until he breaks the law or violates your freedom or rights.
I never lived up to my potential… I’m one of those Presidential Loser Kerry’s “tards” that serve in the Army.
I dropped out of school at 14 and went to work as general labor at a construction yard. Moved up to being the framers’ within 5 years, before I could even buy a beer, and was making over 50K. I basically got tired of moving “UP” (the more you are in charge of, the less you actually DO) and joined the Army. Now no matter how high up I go, I am always DOING, and it suits me perfectly.
I’m not a rocket scientist (I’m a missile and radar mechanic actually), and though I could have been, I never wanted to, and never tried to, and since I chose to ignore everybody, who all told me I should “live up to my potential”, I wound up being a very happy “tard” instead of a miserable CEO or engineer or whatever my “potential” was. I found what makes me happy, and it wasn’t my potential, and I would guess that the same is true for a vast majority.
Do what makes you happy folks. Write your own book and don’t sit around letting others write the book of your life for you, no matter what your potential is. ALL of you have the potential to find something that makes YOU happy.
Hey it’s harder to keep up the As. Once you get As your parents expect nothing less than that. My friend was beside herself because her daughter got a B. Went to the teacher to find out why.
CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT !!
rikw2 said, “Did Calvin grow up to be Wally from Dilbert?”
Probably Dogbert – they have a lot in common.
runninanreadin said, “A and B students will, later on down the road, work for the C and D students.”
That’s almost always been the case for R&D people, but we have more fun than the managers, just not the parking spaces and window offices.
Is his life [i]really[/i] easier with low expectations?
Getting a C makes you work harder. I don’t remember getting anything as low as a C (except in gym) all through grade and high school. Then I went to college and got a rude awakening. Darned near bombed out.
“C” stands for Common Cense.
ps: Bravo to aelwero’s above comment.
It’s a bit arrogant to think you can only learn in a classroom. The quality of home schooling is in most cases on the same level or better than public schools.
Of course the mantra is kids need to be socialized and have to be with other kids.
So you think unemployed adults can go to their high school and college reunions asking their classmates for a loan? Good luck on that socialization sharing!!
I highly resent taxpayer money going to public schools, andI highly endorse cutting back public funded schooilng to 3 days a week, Friday and Monday furloughs.
Let parents find home schooling in their neighborhoods and churches and stop delegating learning of important topics to Godless money hungry government schools.
I would hate to see what I would have got for marks if I hadnt tried for the top marks
Love it! The only comic which is able to be funny and philosophic at the same time!
It’s just too bad that they were only drawn for some years …
I wonder if sending Calvin to a Madrassa (sp) (religious school) in northwest Pakistan would have made him any different?
More religious, perhaps?
Edit: changed it to northwest; geography isn’t my longsuit, hehe.
“Remember:::::: the diff. between a good doctor and a bad doctor is Grades. which would you rather have doing your brain surgery?”
Personally, I’d sooner have the surgeon who was competent in his/her role than someone who was good at remembering superficial data.
c is for cool. And Calvin, is cool.
And that’s another way of approaching the situation, Calvin!
Great… Thinking of appraisals in IT companies :)
That comment about the doctor reminds me of a joke.
What do you call a medical student who finishes last in his class?
I kinda agree with Calvin
Getting ‘A’s was always easy–probably why school was so boring. And Calvin grew up to be Frazz!
wish I had got a C too in kindergarden…
”An A? Boy, I’d hate to be you. I got a C.”
You may have it easy now Calvin, but your parents are gonna send you to military school when you’re a teenager.
Bravo! Great observation Calv!
Why didn’t i think of that when i first started going to school