On Monday, Tim Donahue published an article in The New York Times titled – “If Everyone Gets an A, No One Gets an A.” The purpose of the article was to consider the issue of “grade-inflation.” Grade-inflation is a term that deals with the drastic rise in college students receiving an A grade. The point of the article mentioned before is simple, if everybody gets an A grade then the A grade that you worked hard for doesn’t reflect as much as it should.

While I applaud our young people who work hard and receive higher grades, and while I am not for causing or forcing our young people to receive lower grades, I do think that our grading system should accurately reflect the understanding and the ability of our young people.

Yes, I understand that certain things are more difficult for some than others, but that is true of all of us. There are going to be areas that we excel in, there are going to be areas that we improve in, and there are going to be areas that we struggle in. AND THAT’S OKAY. Why? Because we weren’t designed to go through life alone. My strengths can help you in your weaknesses, your strengths can help me in my weaknesses, and together we can move forward to bigger and better things.

While there are absolutely times when we need help (and there’s nothing wrong with seeking and pursuing help), HONESTY, HUMILITY, and HARD-WORK will be a lot more beneficial and long-lasting than the pursuit of the handout.

Proverbs 22:4 says, “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.” 
Proverbs 29:23 says, “A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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