It’s The Survival Of The Fittest, And These 4 Types Of Students Will Be Competing

It’s The Survival Of The Fittest, And These 4 Types Of Students Will Be Competing

You see them everyday in class, and you may or may not know what the future has in store for them.


Many public institutions may boast about their diverse student body, but every high schooler knows that this isn't the truth - there are only four types of students but they exist throughout the classroom under masks of unanimous boredom. By the end of the year, only the teacher will have succeeded in recognizing who truly cares about her class and who only cares about getting the highest score on flappy bird.

Among the sea of apathetic pupils, a Star shines brightly. And this Star is destined for great things: an early admission into Harvard, a PHD in psychology, and a high starting salary for his or her first job. It's quite easy to find this Star - just follow the trail of intellectual curiosity. You will not have to hunt them down for their homework or admonish their bad behavior - they know what they want out of life and they are not afraid to take action.

Some other students like taking action as well, if that action was an obsessive amount of shopping. You won't need a fashion catalogue if a Fashionista is in the room. In their minds, wearing last season's scarves is a whole lot worse than getting a failing grade. They often come into class dressed like a model and probably didn't even know there was homework due.

Also not knowing what was due? The Extreme Procrastinator of the class. The one who does the twenty seven page essay two hours before it's due. The one who likes living life on the edge. They like to have their days riddled with anxiety and often surprise the class when they get good grades. But you'll see them having mental breakdowns in college.

Some students cannot wait for college to begin - in fact, they have given up on high school and have chosen to sleep through all their classes. The Sleeper either already knows the material or learns it at home - either way, they have a good slumber in class to the monotone droning of a history lecture.

Though each kind of student experiences different forms of academic success, each will graduate and enter the world of increased academic rigor ahead of them. And only the strongest will survive.

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18 Questions To Ask Someone If You're Wondering If They're A TRUE Southerner

We all know those people who claim to be "Southern," but are they really?


We all know those people who claim to be "Southern," but are they really? Ask one of these 18 questions to find out for SURE:

1. Do you like Chick-fil-A?

Number-one, please, add American cheese with no pickles and sweet tea to drink ;) Polynesian on the side, thanks!

2. What is a hushpuppy?

No, it's not something you tell the dog to do when it's being loud.

3. How do you like your grits?

Please don't say with sugar, we like it with cheese, salt, and pepper!

4. What two teams play in the Iron Bowl?

Roll Tide ;)

5. What fruit is Georgia named after?

Check out one of Lauren Alaina's songs ;)

6. Do you like boiled peanuts?

Yes, they actually make these.

7. What do you have monogrammed?

I mean, you have to have at least five things monogrammed to live in the South.

8. How much sugar do you put in your tea?

Gah, we love our tea SO sweet!

9. What kind of rod & reel do you use to fish with? 

Huntin', fishin', and lovin' every day!

10. What gun do you use to hunt with?

Huntin', fishin', and lovin' every day!

11. Where do you get your thank you cards?

Sending thank you cards is PURE southern hospitality.

12. What kind of casserole is your favorite?

In the South, we make casseroles for EVERYTHING.

13. Do you like your bologna fried?

You can't go wrong with a fried bologna sandwich!

14. What is your favorite food to fry?

There is absolutely no limit on what food can be fried in the South. We go from fried chicken to candy bars.

15. What brand of hot sauce do you use?

We put hot sauce on EVERYTHING.

16. Where is the nearest church to you?

Here in the South, we literally have churches on EVERY corner. I mean, we are in the Bible Belt.

17. What brand of boots do you wear?

Our boots are made for more than just walking.

18. What's your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast, dinner, or supper?

Yes, we call lunch "dinner" and we call dinner "supper." It's a thing.

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We Are All Selfish Despite Our Best Efforts Not To Be, And We Shouldn't Feel Ashamed For It

We are always looking out for ourselves no matter what.


Recently, I was forced into a situation in which I had to decide between my own well good and the benefit of others. The prize for me was great but the prize for the others would have been just as appealing. Going against everything I've learned about ethics and putting your fellow man first, I became selfish and decided to take what I wanted. Frankly, I don't see anything wrong in that. Sometimes we have to put ourselves first to make sure that we are being treated right and make sure that we live our live to the fullest. There is nothing wrong in that.

One may remember a Friends episode in which Joey declares that we are always doing something for selfish reasons. I agree with this flawed but true philosophy. At the end of the day, it is human nature for us to look out for ourselves instead of others. I began to notice this in the place where true genius meets drama, high school. Friends may look out for one another but at the end of the day, each person makes sure their image isn't ruined and tried to protect their identity at all costs. This was bewildering to me until I realized, I was a huge culprit of that myself. While I was shocked at myself in the beginning, I learned to accept it as I saw that everyone around me was forced into situations that put their interest against the good of others. I studied how some people declared something super noble but instantly turned around and did the opposite.

I observed this on a much bigger stage too. One of the greatest basketball players ever, Kobe Bryant, was described as being a selfish player due to his "me first" attitude and lack of team play. I didn't see anything wrong with Kobe's game though as he was a 5 time champion who turned all of his haters into fans with is awe-inspring play. I continually told myself that sometimes I have to put the interest of others behind me in order too advance something bigger than them. This was the concept I learned from Kobe. Put others behind you in order to lead the team farther. It seems flawed but I realized that this was a great philosophy. Others however may argue that this is a truly pessimistic viewpoint and that it would lead nowhere. For those people, I just have to say, Look back at your achievements. Is there anything you did in which you put yourself before others.

Morals can make or break people but selfishness is something that is inherently inside of our personalities. We all struggle with deciding who's more important, us or others. While it may seem super selfless to pick others, it made us feel warm and good about ourselves. That's also very selfish. We used others for our personal gain. This is important but it does not make us bad people.

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