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    People Are Talking About The Bad Grade They Once Thought Would Ruin Their Life, And It's Honestly So Wholesome

    I don't know who needs to hear this, but you're not a failure because you got a C in pre-calc!

    We all have that one class that still gives us nightmares. It's been years and I still think about the anthropology class I got a D in. At the time, that bad grade seemed like the absolute worst thing in the world.


    On Thursday, Twitter user @PAYOLETTER asked people to share what class they got a bad grade in that (surprise!) didn't actually end up ruining their whole life:

    what's a class you got a bad grade in and thought was going to ruin your life but didn't?

    The thread ended up being super positive and the answers are simply too wholesome not to share! Here are some of the best responses:

    @PAYOLETTER Science. I work at NASA/JPL now, so...

    @PAYOLETTER When I was in 7th grade I got a C in algebra because I was sick for two weeks and missed school. The teacher said maybe I just wasn’t good at math. Anyway, I’m a theoretical physicist who does a lot of math.

    @PAYOLETTER Got a C- in two separate computer science classes and am now working at Microsoft

    @PAYOLETTER physics: turns out you don't need to understand velocity to be a decent driver

    @PAYOLETTER Failed calculus II, 3 times. Now about to finish my physics and Oceanography degree

    @PAYOLETTER Chemistry. Got a C minus my sophomore year of college and thought my Med school dreams might be crushed. But 9 yrs later, guess who’s graduating as a DOCTOR in 2 months? Me 🙌🏾🙏🏾🥳

    @PAYOLETTER Got a C in Pre-Calc in HS. Somehow managed to pull off a Ph.D. without mastery of this knowledge, much to my mother’s chagrin.

    The author of the thread, Rae Paoletta, told BuzzFeed the question popped into her head the other day when she was crunching numbers at work. "I was suddenly reminded of the C+ I got in statistics in college. I was convinced I'd never get a job," said Rae, who now works as a content strategist and writer. "But you know what? C's get degrees, and everything worked out in the end."


    "This thread has been so overwhelmingly positive, and I love reading people's stories about how they followed their dreams despite a 'bad grade,'" Rae said. "If you have the passion, drive, and determination, you can achieve anything. Also, very important: I'm proud of you."

    @nyuniversity i just wanna say a lot of people in this thread got a "bad grade" in a class and went on to succeed in that field anyway...idk who needs to hear this but you're doing amazing and i'm extremely proud of you!!!!

    Sometimes the Internet is a pretty wholesome place!!!


    Have you ever failed a class? Tell us about it in the comments!

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