People : They Lie
College is incredibly important in the United States of America. If you attend, you’re seen as higher up than most who didn’t continue their education. You go, but you fail out, you’re seen as a loser. You must get your confirmed intelligence through paper — something tangible in order to prove that you’re just as intelligent as people say you are.
All of the tests, quizzes, assignment grades — they all lead up to how much you can retain information word-for-word. It shows you know what you’re talking about. But what about those of us who can’t take tests? We know the material, we understand it, but once the test date comes creeping up into reality, everything goes blank — and suddenly you’re getting failing grades on every single standardized test that is placed in front of you?
"You’re a nice person, and you can deal with people really well."
But unfortunately, in today’s world, being nice doesn’t get you anything but stepped on.