Would you rather be the dumbest kid in the smart class, or the smartest kid in t

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  1. ARO1220 profile image62
    ARO1220posted 8 years ago

    Would you rather be the dumbest kid in the smart class, or the smartest kid in the dumb class?

  2. DreamerMeg profile image86
    DreamerMegposted 8 years ago

    I would rather be the dumbest kid in the smartest class because I would have an opportunity to learn something. My father once said the same thing about playing a sport. He spent all summer playing tennis with just one partner, who was not as good as him. He said that the other man improved his tennis greatly over the summer but my father said that he himself had not improved at all, that you only improved when you played against someone better than yourself and learned from it. It's many years, maybe 50, since he told me that but it has always stuck with me.

    1. ARO1220 profile image62
      ARO1220posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      True, but look at Gordon Hayward or Damian Lillard, they didn't have the talent to break through immediately at a KU or UNC, so they went mid-major and shined propelling them to lottery picks. Maybe the answer is either so long as you play it right

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, when one is the dumbest in the smartest class, he/she learn to face challenges and difficulties.  He/she learns industriousness and how to hone his/her intellectual skills.  He/she will realize the folly of being lazy and comfortable.

  3. bankscottage profile image95
    bankscottageposted 8 years ago

    I would always want to be the dumbest kid in the smart class.  You only improve with challenges and you do your best when surrounded by the best.  Always 'play up', you gain nothing by 'playing down'.
    What do they call the person that graduates last in their medical school class?  Doctor.  Even the "dumbest" student in medical is still very bright and will make a good doctor.

    1. ARO1220 profile image62
      ARO1220posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, but then why do we need a dumb class instead of being able to just pepper them throughout each class?

    2. bankscottage profile image95
      bankscottageposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good question ARO 120.  I guess you would have to ask your local school board.

    3. ARO1220 profile image62
      ARO1220posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It seems as though it is more realistic to pepper the faster learners throughout and pray to maintain control. (Yes, that is from the school board)

  4. ARO1220 profile image62
    ARO1220posted 8 years ago

    Can anyone think of some long-term advantages of being the smartest kid in the dumb class? Points for creativity

    1. DreamerMeg profile image86
      DreamerMegposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone wants to copy your homework, you're always top of the class, you finish the work early, so you get to read a book while everyone else finishes, you may be get given extra (interesting) work to do to keep you occupied.

    2. ARO1220 profile image62
      ARO1220posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No long-term like attaining a high enough gpa to guarantee admittance to the college of your choosing and springboarding. We hope everyone works hard, but we can only really compare test scores and gpa so if only one thing, they do not promote effort

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nope.  You may feel superior but when you leave the class and face competition, you are going to be mentally demolished by those who were in more challenging and difficult classes.

  5. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

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    This is simple inductive and deductive logic.  Anyone worth his/her weight would rather be the dumbest person in the smart class.  The smart class has more intellectual challenges and tests where one can apply and test his/her potential in response to the respective subject and/or experimentational situation.   Even if one is the dumbest in the smart class, he/she is among the BEST of the BEST.

    No one wants to be the smartest person in the dumb class.  First, it is the class where there is the least challenges and everything is elementary school level easy.  Smartest person in the dumb class is still considered to be.......D-U-M-B and among the bottom, outcasts, and the L-O-S-E-R-S!  Also, in all actuality, the smartest person is really not so........SMART.  He/she is in the class with the intellectually challenged(holding my viperish, vituperative, and venomous tongue here).  So it is an exercise in utter and complete futility!

  6. profile image49
    LauraAnderson1posted 5 years ago

    The dumbest kid in the smart class. That way, at least you know the only way to go from there, is up. When you're surrounded by motivated intelligent individuals, you tend to adapt to their behaviours and before you know it, you'll be just as smart as they are. Also, the dumbest kid in the smart class may very well be far smarter than the smartest kid in the dumb class.

 
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