Click to expand
Rank #2744 on CommentsLevel 336 Comments: Practically Famous
OfflineSend mail to finishhimlarry Block finishhimlarry Invite finishhimlarry to be your friend flag avatar
|Last status update:|| |
|Youtube Channel:||have one full of videos I'm ashamed of and can't d|
|Steam Profile:||Saving for dat PC|
|Consoles Owned:||PC, Playstation, PS2, PS3, PSP lite, GBC, GBA, DS lite, Wii, Wii U|
|Video Games Played:||Lots|
|Date Signed Up:||8/12/2011|
|Funnyjunk Career Stats|
|Highest Content Rank:||#3891|
|Highest Comment Rank:||#16|
|Content Thumbs:||946 total, 1191 , 245|
|Comment Thumbs:||37434 total, 41092 , 3658|
|Content Level Progress:|| 60% (6/10) |
Level 85 Content: Srs Business → Level 86 Content: Srs Business
|Comment Level Progress:|| 72.3% (723/1000) |
Level 336 Comments: Practically Famous → Level 337 Comments: Practically Famous
|Times Content Favorited:||83 times|
|Total Comments Made:||4568|
|Favorite Tags:||You (6) | are (2) | at (2) | if (2) | is (2) | LOTR (2) | read (2) | this (2)|
Yo. Wazzup. I hate writing about myself. It makes me feel like a pretentious jerk
- Views: 12421Ever been so bored in a lecture...
356 18 Total: +338
- Views: 10385KKK christmas
224 28 Total: +196
- Views: 7965Prepare for scrolling
230 41 Total: +189
- Views: 3100Spot him...
48 5 Total: +43
- Views: 863NO SPOILERS ALERT!
13 2 Total: +11
- Views: 1345Oh boy
13 3 Total: +10
- Views: 4448Lay on ground, try not to cry,...
37 1 Total: +36
- Views: 1418Guaranteed to make you cry
15 5 Total: +10
- Views: 643love this song (lyrics in desc.)
3 0 Total: +3
latest user's comments
|#6 - >Always wear a bra to work I'm a man. I mean. I guess...||11 hours ago on Advice from your dad||+2|
|#34 - HARHARHARHARHAR||02/28/2015 on Thoughts of life||+2|
|#2 - In this moment, I am euphoric||02/28/2015 on Five nights at Anor Londo||0|
|#17 - Gotta love dem black tweets.||02/27/2015 on Block twits||+4|
|#5 - Redneck's FW||02/27/2015 on rednecks are nice people||0|
|#4 - EXCELLENT||02/27/2015 on Name||+2|
|#2 - This tweet is quite destructive. If you're gonna complain abou… [+] (18 new replies)||02/27/2015 on Neil Degrasse Tyson on Exams||-95|
#54 - anonexplains (02/27/2015) [-]
140 letters limit yo
#57 - anonexplains (02/27/2015) [-]
#33 - anonexplains (02/27/2015) [-]
only stupid people think this. only stupid people thumb this up. you're stupid.
#4 - trollmobile (02/27/2015) [-]
counter productive to society.
we'd end up with people with an IQ of 75 having degrees in theoretical physics because they were really trying their best all the way.
but being useless at actually working as a theoretical phycisist.
it's a sad truth, but inborn ability is a large factor in deciding what you can do with your life.
hard work can make up for some, but not for everything. some people are just really bloody stupid.
#88 - anonexplains (02/27/2015) [-]
Maybe we could try to come up with a system that allows people to focus on what they are best at rather than requiring a slew of different classes.
#28 - teseus (02/27/2015) [-]
I still dislike the idea. Work smart, not hard. Hard work doesn't mean shit. I've got colleagues who are working hard in order to prepare for exams (we got 12 weeks of this semester left till exams and some are already at the library studying at this moment) and most of them get average grades. On the other hand I start learning with 1-2 days before an exam and I aced most of them just because I know what and how to learn.
Why should anyone reward those who work hard if they are inefficient?
#35 - thegoblingamer (02/27/2015) [-]
You must not be as smart as you think you are, because you're still failing to grasp what everyone's saying.
It's not that we're gonna give A's for effort. That still isn't how it works. But we, as a society, VALUE grades rather than actual learning. I can greatly attest to this. I'm considered well-above average in intelligence, but it means absolutely nothing because all I've done is get good grades. I don't learn anything. I do what I need to in order to stay afloat. I know this is partly my fault, but we are as we were nurtured to be. I'm still a product of the education system. I see it with others as well. They don't and can't get an A no matter what they do, no matter how hard they work. No one's saying to give them A's for trying, but to not attaching a stigma to getting average. Growing up, if anyone got a C, they were greatly frowned upon. Even if they worked hard to get that C.
That drive to HAVE to get an A, even if you're just not as gifted as others in that field drives people to think of themselves as less and cheating on exams/tests. It's pressuring them into doing something they can't do, and it's destructive.
Personally, I don't believe in people just being "smart". It's stupid and destructive to say someone's smart in an academic sense. People are good at different things. Me? I can memorize history, I taught myself calculus from the book, I aced organic chemistry. I'm considered smart. I hate the idea that people aren't considered smart because they're not good at math or science.
For the life of me, I can't fucking learn a new language. I'm absolutely retarded when it comes to that. Am I still smart? Sure, but at other things. The education system in place doesn't value someone who's good at art, languages, or anything that isn't "central" to your education.
Make a little more sense now?
#63 - Bacabed (02/27/2015) [-]
I think the biggest change that needs to happen is for more people to realize that "smart" can apply to many different things. Yes, I believe that there are some who are naturally more intelligent than others; in particular fields that is. Me? I was always above average in math and science but it bored me so I didn't tend to do as well (I can memorize almost anything by seeing it once but skipping out on class and not reading the text means I never saw the information in the first place) but I stuck with it for 3 years in college because my whole life I was told "You're bright, you need to do science and help the world. Anything less is a waste of your ability."
To me, it seems that every "bright" student is pushed towards STEM and everyone is told if you don't do STEM you're not as smart as others. So you're great at understanding the deeper meaning in literature? Nobody gives a shit since you can't do basic calculus. You have an easy time picking up on sociological effects and outcomes? Doesn't matter since you don't have the periodic table memorized.
We need to stop pushing "bright" people towards STEM and let everyone figure out what they want to do. That's how we'll end up with scientists who are driven in their field rather than doing it because they thought it was the only option. Right now, I'm working towards getting into law school. This is basically the exact opposite of what I've been told my entire life (although my family also hates lawyers but that's a whole different story), but it's what I'm going to excel at.
TL;DR: before worrying about grades we need to make sure students are doing what they want to be doing to cultivate the drive in them rather than telling them there's only a few fields that are worth going into.
#94 - thegoblingamer (02/27/2015) [-]
Exactly. I was always better at math than science, but science was more interesting. When I was younger I actually wanted to learn a whole bunch of languages. As I got older I realized that it'd take a LOT of work cause I just naturally suck at learning new languages.
#49 - teseus (02/27/2015) [-]
What you're saying makes sense and I do agree that certain people are good at certain things. I should've expressed myself a little bit better. Not all hard work is pointless, but what goes as "hard work" in the education system.
I come from a country where you can go (only once) to a college of your choice for free (well, 75% of the spots are free and the rest have to pay a tax). While this might sound great for people in the US or other countries where you have to pay a lot for higher education, it's actually quite nasty. Everybody goes to college because every employer asks for a diploma because everybody goes to college. It's a vicious circle.
People who are not at all interested in pursuing knowledge or just plain disinterested people come to college just for the sole purpose of getting a diploma in order to be on their way. That creates a great inflation so you have to separate these guys from those who are actually trying to learn something. You do that through grades. Well, since grades can get you scholarships or they can guarantee you a free spot for the next semester a lot of people cheat on exams. They are basically thieving.
Now, for those who wish to keep their dignity: the only way to pass is by studying. If you don't want to cheat and you're one of those guys who's in college just for the diploma you have no talent or passion for what you're doing, you need to study a lot in order to pass every single exam. The funny thing is that there were reforms in order to accommodate these people better in universities and the subjects were shortened by half.
I'm not failing to grasp what everybody is saying. What was said is this: "how about a system that values hard working students over their levels of achievement" and "we reward those who work hard, but the grade requirements still apply". Right now in our education system, the second quote applies. You work hard but you're not cut out for this major, you get a C+ or B. You are talented, you get an A. Of course, mere talent is not enough, but it helps reducing your workload a lot. I think that hard work is bullshit only when it isn't done by someone with a little aptitude in a certain field because there's no use having somebody perform a task in 10 hours with the same results as somebody who can perform it in 10 minutes
Disclaimer: I really hope I get this right because our grades range from 1 being the lowest to 10 being the highest. You need a 5 in order to pass. I associate the C with a 5, C+ and B being between 6 and 8 while A 9 or 10.
#61 - thegoblingamer (02/27/2015) [-]
Makes sense. C is 70-79: 70-75 C, 76-79 C+ depending on the school. C is seen as like... "eh". B's and A's are where it's at.
Yea, I get what you're saying too. I guess the whole education system rant is more focuses on primary (I think that's what you'd call it) school. As in, the school you go to BEFORE University. Since it's the foundation for learning, you pick up habits there. In university, if you're an art major or music major, it's more accepted (you'll get bagged on for not having much job opportunity, but in the university itself, you can focus on that. In public school, you really can't). Where I, and many people, picked up their bad habits for learning start there.
|#37 - Thanks, man. You really made me feel some **** . I…||02/26/2015 on Sad dad||+3|
|#176 - Picture||02/25/2015 on NSFW||0|
|#3 - I thought that movement was too slow and smooth for HL2...||02/19/2015 on HALF LIFE 2.5 CONFIRMED||+50|
Join Subscribe atheism
Join Subscribe darksoulstime
Join Subscribe feels
Join Subscribe katawashoujo
Join Subscribe ponytime
Join Subscribe slenderman
Join Subscribe stoner-humor