Haley Barnett

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Over winter break I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. I was also admitted into the hospital for dehydration. Some goals I have for my future are graduating high school and college, getting a job as a psychologist, and then starting my own family.



"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein. I strongly believe in this quote. I feel like not everyone should be tested and scored over the same material since we are all unique individuals, and we all learn differently. I believe that we should not be made to feel "stupid" by not meeting the standards we are supposed to. Since everyone is unique, I feel as if they should not be judged and made to believe that they don't meet standards and, therefore, are not as smart as the rest. I think that we should all follow our own dreams and learn things that are interesting to us as individuals. I feel as if this would encourage kids to strive for higher grades and also make them more enthusiastic about education. If kids were actually learning about things that interest them then then would be more motivated about learning. My opinions about this apply to kids who are in high school since you of course have to learn the basics before you know what truly interests you.