To those who were C students in school, do you believe that if you were a much b

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (7 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    To those who were C students in school, do you believe that if you were a much better student, you

    would have been more successful?

  2. profile image54
    TheRichardDiazposted 3 years ago

    It depends on your definition of success.

  3. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
    LoisRyan13903posted 3 years ago

    I was a C student in High School and feel like I have been very successful in the things I do-career, family, life and so on.  I might not be a Bill Gates or a multi-millionaire but yeah I feel that I am as successful as I could have been if I earned A's.  And as Richard says

    "It depends on your definition of success."  Each person has their own definition

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
      LoisRyan13903posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I did better in college though and was a B student

  4. thranax profile image44
    thranaxposted 3 years ago

    School grades have no impact on being successful or not. At all. While it looks nice to have A's and it adds to your portfolio, people in the real world arent dumb anymore. They hire whats experienced, not whats awarded. A dumb person who never completes high school but goes long enough to learn how to learn and communicate can be successful. Thats all schooling proves, you learned how to learn/adapt and learned how to communicate to others.

    Monetary wise, the smarter a person is the higher the chances they can make more money. Thats because a dumb person can only do manual labor jobs and can only work so much a week. A smart person can have tons of businesses, investments, and operations going at the sametime. Just because you write and earn anything at all on Hubpages means your already becoming smart. Serious money doesn't come from the efforts of one income source and one job, it comes from 24/7 income sources and many efforts.

    Dumb - Landscape worker: works 55 hours a week at $14 an hour. $770 a week gross.
    Smart - Full Time McDonalds Worker: 40 Hours a week at $8.25 an hour. $330 Gross. Also has 10 Websites that Make $30 a Week, $300 a week.
    Does ink cartridge refills on sundays for 3 small businesses $250 a week.
    Has $880 a week gross income.

    The landscaper doesn't have the skills to make other income sources, and because of it has to work 15 more hard body intensive hours to make close to what the relatively laid back McDonalds worker with a degree and smart work ethic makes.

    Im not saying landscapers have to be dumb, or McDonalds workers are smart - im just saying thats how the different people would play out. The real world overlaps so much more then examples or questions like this can be answered. For all I know the landscaper saw a house to buy across from a job one day, bought it, is renting it to college students and making $2,300 profit a month on top of the maintenance, utilities, and morgage and continues doing what he enjoys - landscaping.

    1. BobbiRant profile image61
      BobbiRantposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There are many people out there who have made millions and never finished college.  I think it has to do with drive and a fire in the belly for success, not a C grade average.

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
      LoisRyan13903posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Some people never are book smart but street smart and have been very successful in life


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)